Songs From the F Train
Composer: Gilda Lyons
Librettist: Samori Covington
Alexis Cummi
Other Artistic Personnel: Thomas Bagwell (conductor)
Original Cast: Nicole Mitchell (mezzo-soprano)
Work Web Site: http://www.gildalyons.com/index.php?page=songs-fro
Premiere Date: June 21, 2009
Description: This work is the first commissioned by the new music initiative I Hear America Singing. Created by American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project in 2009, I Hear America Singing seeks to express the varied thoughts, feelings, and stories of the people of our nation into a communal voice that will resonate for all.

Songs from the F Train is a setting of poems by three Brooklyn schoolgirls - Samori Covington (age 9), Alexis Cummings, and Najaya Royal (both age 12). The poems were written in a poetry workshop led by Brooklyn writer Angeli Rasbury in Fort Greene Park.

Comments: Songs from the F Train is a co-commission from AOP, Fort Greene Park Conservancy and The Walt Whitman Project.
Video Clip:
Length: 00:07
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Gilda Lyons
E-mail Address: gilda@gildalyons.com
Composer Web Site: http://www.gildalyons.com
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