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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Premiere of Opera about Leonard Peltier

Premiere of Opera about Leonard Peltier
Hi, my name is Matt Walton. I'm a young composer in Syracuse, NY and I've recently written an opera about the trial and incarceration of Leonard Peltier (a Native American political prisoner), entitled Sundance. The Syracuse Society for New Music is producing the world premiere of this historic event on July 7th and 8th at the Cazenovia College Theatre in Cazenovia, NY. I'm writing to you because I think this may be an event you and your subscribers would be interested in. Fortunately, even if you can't make it to the performance, the premiere will be broadcast on the internet, so people all over the world can see it. We're very excited about this, as it's one of the first (if not the first) live audio and video webcasts of an opera.And you don't even have to watch it live. The opera will be archived on the internet for viewing at any time.
I'm writing to ask if you would be willing to help spread the word about Sundance by posting this information on your website and sending an email announcement to your listserv. I've attached a file that can easily be used for this purpose. You can even create a banner ad by copying one of the pictures from the links below and creating a link to our website.
We're hoping to reach a wide audience with this opera, so please help us to spread the word. Thanks for your help and feel free to email me with any questions.
Sincerely,
Matt Walton

There's an electronic version of our poster at http://photos15.flickr.com/22848899_5980b7e5f3.jpg?v=0>http://photos15.flickr.com/22848899_5980b7e5f3.jpg?v=0Feel free to copy it to create a link to our site.You can check out an alternate version of the poster (also free tocopy) at http://student.maxwell.syr.edu/ajnocell/index.html>http://student.maxwell.syr.edu/ajnocell/index.htmlFeel free to cut and paste any of the info here.The official site for the opera is athttp://www.societyfornewmusic.org/concerts.cfm>http://www.societyfornewmusic.org/concerts.cfm