The Rochester Oratorio Society mounts a Bicentennial commemoration of the life of Frederick Douglass through readings, re-enactment and music, in FREDERICK DOUGLASS AT 200 to be held Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 P.M. in the Hochstein Performance Hall at 50 Plymouth Avenue North in Rochester.
Catherine Cerulli, Executive Director of the University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Center, and Rochester Historical Society historian Dan Cody will collaborate in a pre-concert chat and exhibit beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Renowned Douglass re-enactor and Nazareth College faculty member, Dr. David Anderson, offers renditions of some of Douglass’s most revered writings between sections from American composer Kirke Mechem’s settings entitled Songs of the Slave, from his opera, John Brown. Students from Rochester Public School #12, who memorize Douglass passages yearly, will recite them for the ROS audience.
This project is sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.
Recent article about Rochester’s Bicentennial efforts, in terms of receiving programmatic grants.