National Sawdust Presents: LISTENING TO TOM-TOM: LUCY CAPLAN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMOC

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Renowned scholar Lucy Caplan partners with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), one of National Sawdust’s Artists-In-Residence, to lead Listening to “Tom-Tom”, a discussion of the 1932 opera by author, musicologist, African-American civil rights activist, and composer Shirley Graham Du Bois. Following an introduction of excerpts from the work sung by bass-bariton Davóne Tines, Caplan and fellow panelists will discuss the opera’s complex representations of race, gender, and history in addition to the opportunities and challenges of presenting Tom-Tom today.