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Harlem, 1951

by Chad Cannon

Harlem, 1951 uses poetry from Langston Hughes' Montage of a Dream Deferred, and creates a drama between soprano and baritone soloists in the context of a racially charged post-WWII New York City. Premiered in Lincoln Center (Juilliard) by opera stars Julia Bullock and Davóne Tines. Piano/vocal version available also. Poetry used with permission of the Langston Hughes Estate.

Recorded with Hollywood Chamber Orchestra live at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles with Garth Neustadter, baritone, and Franchesca Retford, soprano.