Alva HendersonAlva Henderson

A trained singer as well as a composer, Alva Henderson has been named by the Los Angeles Times as "an extraordinary talent, a strategist who can cope with sprawling forms, a musician with an obvious flair for the theatrical. Henderson is known for his operas based on distinctly American topics, such as his 1972 work The Last of the Mohicans. His songs include settings of Janet Lewis, Dana Gioia, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.



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