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Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Rappahannock County” brings the Civil War home to Richmond

Composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Mark Campbell have teamed up with director Kevin Newbury and conductor Rob Fisher to create a unique musical view into the people who were affected by the Civil War. Co-commissioned as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond, Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, Virginia Arts Festival and Virginia Opera, “Rappahannock County” [will receive its Richmond*] premiere Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Modlin Center of the Arts at 7:30 and run for three evenings with a special forum discussion at 4pm on Sept. 13 with the show’s creators.

I got a chance to chat with Ricky Ian Gordon today about the upcoming premiere…enjoy the interview here: Ricky Ian Gordon Interview

[* Note: the world premiere was given in Norfolk, VA in April at the Harrison Opera House – RD]