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A Talk with Anthony Davis on “The Central Park Five”

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 3:00 pm

San Diego Central Library


Join us for a conversation with composer Anthony Davis, conducted by UC San Diego Music professor emeritus Cecil Lytle, exploring the genesis of The Central Park Five and the artist’s duty to reflect on important social and political issues of the day.

Opera News has called UC San Diego Music Professor Anthony Davis, "A National Treasure," for his pioneering work in opera. His important contributions also extend to chamber, choral and orchestral music as well as improvised music and jazz. His six operas include works centered on recent historical figures Malcolm X and Patty Hearst. His latest opera, The Central Park Five, an exploration of the infamous wrongful conviction of five teenagers of color in NYC in the 1980s, premiered at the Long Beach Opera in 2019 to international acclaim.

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