Scheherazade told stories to save her life and Lincoln told stories to save a nation !
"How do you bridge the immense distance between this man and our time, between that era, with all its political and emotional implications, and our own?"
“I was playing electric cello. Neither classical nor jazz players were very interested in what I could do. Working with dancers just was a natural fit."
For the Lincoln bicentennial, the Spokane Symphony commissioned American composer Michael Daugherty to write Letters from Lincoln for baritone and orchestra.
Suzan-Lori Parks “The America Play” s hard to describe. In some places it feels like a dream play in other sections a piece of absurdist drama.