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An opera for social justice

Frances Pollock
Frances Pollock

Frances “Katie” Pollock, a 2012 graduate of the Furman music program, has composed an opera based on the story of 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr., a South Carolina youth who was wrongly convicted in the 1940’s of murdering two girls and became the youngest person to be executed in the 20th century. The opera, “Stinney,” is being produced with the assistance of the Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where Pollock recently completed a master’s degree in voice. The Baltimore Sun reported on the opera by Pollock, who earned a degree in theory and composition from Furman.

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