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Opera Huntsville to perform live-streamed Juneteenth celebration concert

The program will feature a journey through African American music told through a combination of Black living and Black female composers.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Opera Huntsville will perform a live-streamed Juneteenth celebration concert on June 15 at 6 p.m.

The performance is curated by Opera Huntsville Board President Sierra Hammond.

"Our Artistic Director, Erin Huelskamp Bohn's vision is to expand our program offerings. She gave me the opportunity to curate a special Opera Bytes program for the historic holiday, Juneteenth," said Hammond. "As a native of Texas, this holiday is near and dear to my heart as Juneteenth, recognized first in Texas, signals the emancipation of American Slaves in the United States and the end of slavery on June 19, 1865." 

The program will feature a journey through African American music told through a combination of Black living and Black female composers performed by local, Huntsville Black artists.

The concert will be live-streamed to Opera Huntsville's website on June 15.

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