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Unity Days Event: Sally on West Main

This event is hosted by Victory Hall Opera.

Soprano Alyson Cambridge returns to VHO as Sally Hemings - this time not at Monticello, but the heart of Downtown.

Featuring William Bolcom & Sandra Seaton’s song cycle "From the Diary of Sally Hemings".

Excerpts from Chris Farina’s documentary film West Main Street

with Alyson Cambridge, soprano and Justina Lee, piano

& Marisa Williamson, multimedia artist

Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer William Bolcom and playwright Sandra Seaton have imagined Sally’s inner life and journey in their masterful 2001 poetic song cycle, which will be interspersed with local filmmaker Chris Farina’s Charlottesville documentary, shot in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. Through a variety of residents’ personal and often humorous memories, the community’s past and present is gradually woven together. Multimedia performance artist Marisa Williamson (a 2018 UVA Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence), whose body of work has centered around the figure of Sally Hemings, ties together these threads of inheritance, memory and storytelling.

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About Unity Days:

Unity Days is a series of events and programs that educate, inspire, and honor people in our community to move towards economic and racial justice. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @unitydayscville to stay up to date with event programming and information. Use hashtag #Unitydayscville and tag us in your photos!

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