Opera Ebony, Sass' N Class, Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
6:30PM Doors Open
Price: $25 and $15 for students (with their ID)
Aaron Davis Hall is located at Convent Avenue & West 135th Street on the campus of City College of New York, New York.
Bus: M11, M18, M100 or M101 to 135th Street
Subway: 1 to 137th Street; A, C or D to 145th Street
Driving: Free parking at West 133rd Street & Convent Avenue or parking on the street
Opera Ebony is the longest-operating African-American Opera Company in the United States. It performs operas from the standard European repertoire in addition to newly commissioned works that engage with African-American history. Founded in 1973, the company has served as a professional platform for thousands of American artists, administrators and the technical staff who help them to refine their talent and perfect their craft. In New York City, Opera Ebony has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Beacon Theatre, and the Manhattan Center. The company has partnered with several major international orchestras, opera companies, and music festivals, including the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera, the Estonia Philharmonic, and the Savonlinna Music Festival.
Aaron Davis Hall hosts an ambitious, year-round calendar of events, most of which are open to the public. The stunning architecture houses an innovative two-theatre performing arts complex that presents public performances and exhibitions by students as well as professional artists, and serves as the cultural hub of upper Manhattan and Harlem. Aaron Davis Hall is the only cultural facility of its kind between Lincoln Center and uptown Manhattan and is used by groups like Carnegie Hall, Dance Theater of Harlem, Ballet Hispanico, Harlem School of the Arts, and so many other community based and nationally based organizations.