June 21, 2009
Songs From the F Train
Composer:Gilda Lyons
Librettist:Samori Covington
Alexis Cummi
Synopsis
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.


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:07

Original Cast
Nicole Mitchell (mezzo-soprano)


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