Post Pardon, a contemporary opera in development, funded by the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program, presents its first public concert of songs.|
A mythical and spiritual exploration of a woman who contemplates life, the taking of her own and that of her only child, Post Pardon invites us to bear witness to our inherited sorrows.
Post-performance Q&A, moderated by Ellen Sebastian Chang
Composed by Jessica Jones; libretto by Arisa White
Featured vocalists: Jeannine Anderson, Larena S. Burno, Courtney Knott, Amber McZeal, Phoebe Anne Thomas Sorgen, and Cynthia Webster.
Musicians: Vijay Anderson (drums), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Jessica Jones (piano), and Mark Wright (trumpet).
Adapted from the poetry collection Post Pardon, published by Mouthfeel Press in 2011, Post Pardon: The Opera is musically influenced by avant-garde improv, Buddhist chants, salsa, South African piano jazz, and individual composers, from the Impressionists to Allen Sherman and Ornette Coleman to Sweet Honey in the Rock.
The Marion E. Greene Black Box Theater (View)
531 19th Street (Ground Floor of The Fox Oakland)
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|