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The New American Opera Strange Fruit Comes to Harlem School of the Arts





in association with
New York City Opera

is pleased to present the new American Opera


Strange Fruit in Concert at
The Harlem School of the Arts

in The Gathering Space


Friday, February 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now!

Strange Fruit is a new American opera adapted from Lillian Smith's best-selling novel whose title was taken from the famous Billie Holiday song of the same name. Composed by Chandler Carter with libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin.

Strange Fruit
revolves around the idealistic Nonnie Anderson (played by international soprano Janinah Burnett) and the gentle, though disaffected, Tracy Deen (Daniel Neer), whose love for each other struggles to survive the hate and intolerance around them. Yet even after the horrific consequences of their affair, Nonnie continues to dream of a world that is colorblind. The opera's score, taking its musical vocabulary from the same period, is infused with blues, jazz and gospel.

For the Friday Performance only, a wine tasting provided by Harlem Vintage will take place at 6 p.m. and also during the intermission.

*Recommended for ages 15 and up*
WHEN: Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Harlem School of the Arts
The Gathering Space
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
TICKETS: $15 per person, on sale now through HSA's Registrar's Office by
phone at 212.926.4100, ext. 325 or on-site at HSA
INFO: www.harlemschoolofthearts.org
The Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 926-4100 | info@harlemschoolofthearts.org



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