Creating 1854 | Jack Schimmelman

August 27, 2014 6:49 PM

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Creating 1854 | Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road.

Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem. It is entitled 1854 and is inspired by an 1854 petition from an island abolitionist group of Edgartown families who were asking the Federal government to...

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