PRS Foundation Composers' Fund awarded to Hilda Paredes

UYMP would like to congratulate Hilda Paredes on receiving the Composers' Fund from the PRS for Music Foundation; an initiative in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The Composers’ Fund supports the research for Harriet a monodrama based on the life of Harriet Tubman, a former slave and abolitionist in the nineteenth century in the US. The libretto will address various aspects of her personal life as a slave, her escape and her activities rescuing the enslaved through the Underground Railroad. As she used music to direct the fugitives, the score will make reference to this music.The compilation and creation of original musical material will be recorded by the soprano Claron McFadden in preparation to create the final score.

(20 Dec 2016)

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