Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States.
On Feb. 26, Virginia Opera will celebrate Anderson’s incredible journey in presenting “Deep River: The Marian Anderson Story” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Chapel of All Faiths, University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
This newly-commissioned story shares her ride to a pre-eminent spot among the world’s concert artists in spite of racist attitudes, which Anderson met with courage, grace and determination.
The evening is sponsored by Pro-Art Association with partial support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are $15, adults; $10, seniors; and $, students. Students at UVa-Wise and MECC, as well as children under age five, are admitted free of charge.
For information, call Pro-Art Association at 276-376-4520.