Treemonisha, America's first indigenous opera, composed by Scott Joplin in 1910, will be performed by the Washington Savoyards, N. Thomas Pedersen, Artistic Director. Nine shows are planned, for February 19, 20, 21; 26,27,28; and March 5,6,7, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, Marvin Mills, conducting.
This production features the orchestration/arrangement by ACA composer, Thomas J. Anderson. Anderson is well-known for his orchestration of the Scott Joplin opera, as well as for his oeuvre of more than 100 works in the symphonic, choral, chamber, and band genres. The frequently-commissioned composer has written for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and cellist Yo Yo Ma (Spirit Songs).