Zenobia Powell Perry News
Zenobia Powell Perry's opera, TAWAWA HOUSE, was performed by the Townsend Opera
Players at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California, May 2 and 4, 2014.The score
was restored and re-orchestrated by Jeannie Gayle Pool and is available through Jaygayle
Music (ASCAP). A video documentary is currently in production with ElBar Media in Los
Click here to see Greg Savages photographs of the production.
Click here to read the Synopsis of Tawawa House.
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ZENOBIA POWELL PERRY (1908-2004) was a fascinating and prolific American composer
and pianist. She wrote songs, piano pieces, chamber works, an opera, and music for
orchestra and symphonic wind band. Of African-American and Creek Indian descent,
her unique life story is about perseverance and determination—how to pursue your
dreams, regardless of your race, gender, age, or economic background. It shows how
individual strength, personal integrity, and courage, as well as self-expression through
community involvement, determine how one person can make a difference in her
family, community, and nation.
ZENOBIA POWELL PERRY
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Gayle Pool, 2014.
Backstage at Tawawa House production, The
Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA: ( left to
right): Anthony P. McGlaun, Leslie Sanefur,
Shawnette Sulker, and Barry Robinson.Singers from
all over the country sang the premiere in the
Townsend Opera production, May 2014.