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Dear Mr. Duncan

February 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dear Mr. Duncan is a program of music and poetry highlighting the life and contributions of Black baritone vocalist Todd Duncan. Todd Duncan was a DC-based vocalist who was the first Porgy in Porgy and Bess and the first Black vocalist to sing with a major opera company. Duncan was also instrumental in desegregating audiences for the first performances of Porgy and Bess in DC. Composer Noah Getz and poet Dwayne Lawson-Brown are collaborating to write this program using letters from Duncan’s archives. A recent Ellington graduate, Anthony Anderson, is playing the role of Duncan along with Denique Isaac and the World Music Collective. Performances will take place at the Keegan Theatre on February 4 at 3 pm, February 5 at 8 PM, and February 6 at 8 PM. For more information, please visit

Event Details

Host: World Music Collective
Dates: February 4, 2023 @ 3pm, February 5, 2023 @ 8pm, February 6, 2023 @ 8pm
Location: Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Event fee: $15
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For More Information

Contact: Noah Getz, Executive Director
Phone: 850-459-3341


February 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Noah Getz
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Keegan Theatre
1742 Church St NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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