The Bridge Party

A Bid For Respect (pdf)
Review by Christopher Potter 
The Ann Arbor News, 
lipitor without rx. May 1, 1998

Sandra Seaton Reads from the Bridge Party (pdf)
Commentary by Raymond McDaniel
The Shaman Drum Bookshop, July 7, 1998

From The Diary of Sally Hemings

Review by Joshua Rosenblum of White Pine Music CD
Opera News, August 1, 2010

Review by James Manheim of White Pine Music CD, 2010

“Sandra Seaton: Her First Libretto”
By David Lewman
LASNews: Alumni Magazine for the College of Arts and Sciences, Spring, 2003, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Sung with Feeling Ronald Broun Washington Post (pdf)
Review by Ronald Broun
The Washington Post, February 21, 2002

Song cycle explores presidential tryst (pdf)
Review by Paul Horsley
The Kansas City Star, February 7, 2002

“Hemings”: Shards of History
William Bolcom’s New Song Cycle Gives A Wide Berth To Melodrama
Review by Philip Kennicott
The Washington Post

Diaries Give Voice to Hemings Story (pdf)
Review by Georgia Rowe
TimeOut, April 9, 2001

Work Premiered at Library of Congress (pdf)
Review by Wendi L. Baker
The Morning Sun, April 2, 2001

Library of Congress Press Release (pdf)
January 22, 2001

Conferences on Work

Music History: Dramatizing the African American Experience, March 2013, MSU Library.

Dramatization and Context, a symposium on the issues raised by Music History, organized by Gabriel Dotto, Director of the MSU Press, Friday November 12, 2010, MSU Museum Auditorium.

A Symposium on Gender, Race and the American Theatre.  January 27, 2000, held in conjunction with the MSU Theatre Department’s performances of Sandra Seaton’s The Bridge Party, with guest speaker/playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie.  Included panel on “The Musical Milieu of The Bridge Party: the Cultural Dynamics of African American Music in the Forties” with guest speaker Dr. Robin Hough.

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