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Music department to perform version of "Sara McKinnon" for area schools

The New Mexico State University music department will tour area schools Sept. 11 through 13 to perform a version of the new opera "Sara McKinnon."

formances are made possible by donations from local businesses and grants from state organizations, said Greg Fant, head of the music department.

Cast members will perform in select schools in the Las Cruces and Gadsden districts. Original cast members Juline Barol-Gilmore as Sara and Jon Linford as Mr. Singh and in a new role as Florentino will be joined by David Rocha as Dr. Felipe Quinones.

"Sara McKinnon," by composer Randall Shinn and playwright Mark Medoff, premiered this summer at the university. A classic tall tale placed in the American Southwest during the 1870s, it centers on a female sheriff who changes the lives of everyone around her.

For more information, call the New Mexico State music department at (505) 646-2421.