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It’s an unjustly neglected repertoire of music, likely obscured, at least in part, because of racism. Friday evening, one organist will bring some of this music to light in a concert benefiting a project to update the church building of one of Columbus’ oldest African American congregations.

African Americans in Opera

Feb 24, 2014

11:00 Wagner, Verdi...Joplin. Scott Joplin, the composer known for his ragtime pieces, also wrote opera. In fact, in the last hundred years, several African-American composers have made significant contributions to opera and yet almost none are household names. We'll talk about black composers, and take a look at an upcoming concert featuring their works.

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