"Harriet, Scenes from the Life of Harriet Tubman"

Thursday, July 20, 2023

On July 30th Yellow Barn's will present the American Premiere of Hilda Paredes' Harriet, Scenes from the Life of Harriet Tubman at the 2023 Summer Gala, followed by a general performance on July 31st. How did Harriet come to be, and what does it mean to perform it at a chamber music festival?

Hilda Paredes said, "After being invited by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to write a new opera, I asked my friend Claron McFadden if she would like to feature in this project and she immediately introduced me to Harriet Tubman. A six-year journey began then, discovering the extraordinary life and personality of Harriet Tubman. I always say and still think that if she had lived in the twentieth century she would have been awarded the Nobel peace prize."

After which Claron offered the following response by Zoom from Barcelona:

Find out more about the performance of Harriet at our Summer Gala on Sunday, July 30

Find out more about the general performance on Monday, July 31