William Grant Still

William Grant Still Exhibition

Opera/Ebony Performance of Highway 1 U.S.A.

Program The New York premiere of Still's Highway 1 U.S.A. This work had received its world premiere in Miami under the direction of Fabien Sevitzky in 1960 and a repeat performance at Morgan State in Baltimore, Maryland, conducted by Leon Thompson. This performance by Opera/Ebony--New York accomplished the organization's twofold goal, to provide performance opportunities for African American singers and conductors, and to perform the work of a African American composer.

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Materials from Special Collections Library, Duke University

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