College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

USM Resident Composer Wins National Grant for Baseball Opera

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The University of Southern Maine’s resident composer, Daniel Sonenberg, has been named the recipient of a prestigious $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant that will be used to produce the world-premiere concert performance of his opera on the life of Josh Gibson, Negro League baseball great. His opera, titled “The Summer King,” will be performed in concert on May 8, 2014, at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, in collaboration with Portland Ovations.

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