Thursday 4 April 08:00pm

7pm doors • 8pm show

Listening to Tom-Tom: Lucy Caplan in partnership with AMOC


CAST CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to unforeseeable circumstances, baritone Davóne Tines will no longer be able to appear in this show. He will be replaced by baritone Jonathan R Green.

Scholar Lucy Caplan, in partnership with AMOC, leads LISTENING TO TOM-TOM, a discussion of the 1932 opera by author, musicologist and composer Shirley Graham Du Bois. Following an introduction of excerpts from the work, Caplan and fellow panelists – including baritone Jonathan R Green, ethnomusicologist Fredara Hadley, and pianist Kyle Walker – will discuss the opera’s complex representations of race, gender, and history, as well as the opportunities and challenges of presenting Tom-Tom today.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.