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DURATION: 1:53-----------------------------------------(SUPER = Birmingham, Alabama)THE RIVETING SOUNDS... CLANGING HIGH NOTES.... BOWED SUSPENSE... ALL LEADING TO AN IMMERSIVE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE... ABOUT A VIOLENT TIME IN THE NATION'S SOUTH.(SOT)(SUPER = Yotam Haber, composer)"I'm not here to tell Birmingham her own story. She's knows it far better than I do."TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH BOMBING THAT KILLED FOUR LITTLE BLACK GIRLS, DUTCH COMPOSER YOTAM HABER (yoh-TAM HAAAH-ber)WANTED OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.HIS NEW COMPOSITION CALLED "A MORE CONVENIENT SEASON" INCLUDES WORDS FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS.BUT CENTRAL TO THE PIECE, WILL BE THE WORDS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE RECOUNTING THE BRUTAL 1960S... THE LIBRETTO PREMIERES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM THIS WEEKEND.(SOT)(SUPER = Yotam Haber, composer)"I just wanted to give a space in the evening for people to listen and quietly think about what this means to them."FOR INSPIRATION HABER RELIED ON INTERVIEWS, A LOCAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, AND THE ROSA-PARKS-LIKE STORY OF AN UNKNOWN BLACK MAN JAILED AS A TEEN. TODAY, HE'S A REVEREND.(SUPER = Rev. Isreal Grant, jailed during civil rights movement)"I got on the bus and I sat next to an elderly white woman and she didn't want me to sit beside her."HABER ALSO TAPPED INTO HIS OWN FAMILY'S SUFFERING DURING THE HOLOCAUST.(SOT)(SUPER = Yotam Haber, composer)"The inspiration is another community that has suffered greatly for a long time and how they've arisen from that."(SUPER = Rev. Isreal Grant, jailed during civil rights movement)"Feelings have changed, and I believe we have grown together as a people."A NEW GENERATION NOW COMING TOGETHER FOR A SOARING PERFORMANCE ARISING OUT OF A VIOLENT PAST. CINDY SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS.------------------------------------------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBirmingham, Alabama - September 7, 20131. Wide of a symphony playing in Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham2. Wide side shot of symphony playing part of "A More Convenient Season"3. Mid of cellos being bowed4. Tight of cellos being played5. Wide of man playing xylophone6. Various of orchestra choir singing7. Wide of violin section8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yotam Haber, Composer:"I'm not here to tell Birmingham her own story. She's knows it far better than I do."9. Wide of 16th Street Baptist Church10. Mid looking up at church sign11. Tight of plaque commemorating the four little girls who died in bombing at church12. Haber listening to full practice session in performing arts center13. Tight of Haber listening14. Wide of small choral practice session15. Tight of singer tapping along to music16. Wide of piano player, Haber and conductorAP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADANew York, New York - April 15, 196717. STILL photo of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at a peace rallyAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBirmingham, Alabama - September 7, 201318. Wide of choral practice session19. Tight of singer singing and pausing20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yotam Haber, composer:"I just wanted to give a space in the evening for people to listen and quietly think about what this means to them."21. Various of Haber playing piano22. Reverend Isreal Grant walking toward camera through a civil rights movement memorial23. Tight of Grant holding a Bible24. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rev. Isreal Grant, jailed during civil rights movement:"I got on the bus and I sat next to an elderly white woman and she didn't want me to sit beside her."25. Haber listening to choral practice session26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yotam Haber, composer:"The inspiration is another community that has suffered greatly for a long time and how they've arisen from that."27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rev. Isreal Grant, jailed during civil rights movement:"Feelings have changed, and I believe we have grown together as a people."28. Mid of singers on stage29. Mid of bass player30. Mid of conductor31. Wide of symphony and choir