- Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
- From: July 12, 2017 to July 12, 2017
- Location: Veterans Memorial Park
- Address: West Market Street & Wickliffe Street, Newark, NJ 07103
Newark’s Trilogy: an opera company will present a concert version of TREEMONISHA by Scot Joplin for the 100th anniversary of this major operatic work. The performance will take place in The Beautiful Veterans Memorial Park in Newark , New Jersey inside Society Hill on Market St.. Come hear opera’s most interesting ragtime work done by a leading American Composer. The tradition calls for everyone to dress in white and bring something to eat and an umbrella in case. The wonderful work will be done in english with solo and choral excerpts accompanied by chamber orchestra! A lovely night under the stars with leading international bass Kevin Maynor, a resident of Newark, Nj and Essex County!! The idea of taking your money and going to the hills when you lose the fight is an idea that is very real today and something so very real at the time of the emancipation Proclamation. At the end of the civil war the slaves were freed and were no longer in bondage. They could leave the plantation with no money, no education, no land and no families. They moved forward without an acre and a mule. Treemonisha is an opera that tells the audience what happens when confronted with these ordeals. Women rise up and lead and nobody sees it coming and the world is the better for it!!! While the men of this community are strong enough to see the course and strong enough to to embrace inclusiveness, aspects of the community at large corrupt themselves. Treemonisha has learned well from her parent’s example of love and caring and leads her own people away from the path of the conjurors and on to the path of the unified community, embracing love.