A Gathering of Sons
The 28th world premiere of Pittsburgh Festival Opera, A Gathering of Sons is the second commissioned work in the company's Music that Matters series of new operas on contemporary issues. The jazz opera opens the Festival's 40th season.
The story: Another Black man is shot by a white police officer, and we ask what comes next? How do we heal? How do we protect our children? A Gathering of Sons takes us on a journey through the lives of the young man, the police officer, parents of a newborn child, and a collection of spirits who watch over the world. A confrontation with history and the way it breathes through the present, this poetic premiere is a conversation about our biases and how we heal after tragedy. It casts an eye towards freedom and the work our communities need to do to reach it. Full of magic, fear, hope, pain, and, still, an even more powerful love.
Rodef Shalom, Levy Hall
4905 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213