Women and Gender Studies Program

World Premiere of Opera and Accolates for USM's Daniel Sonenberg

Daniel Sonenberg, photo by Will Wohler

Associate Professor of Music and WGS Affiliated Scholar, Daniel Sonenberg was awarded USM's Provost's Research Fellowship and Trustree Professorship for 2013-14 (the first professor to hold both awards concurrently), in order to orchestrate his opera, The Summer King, about Negro League baseball great Josh Gibson. The opera will be premiered in concert form as the finale of Portland Ovations 2013-14 season, on May 8, 2014 at Merrill Auditorium. More information about the awards and the opera available at the following links:

Provost Research Fellowship

Trustee Professorship

Portland Ovations opera