When:
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 1:30p -
3:00p

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
$15-36

Categories:
Art, Date Idea, Meetup, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good

Event website:
https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event/weekend-concert-series-city-women-20190217

PERFORMERS

Oompa, spoken word
Helga Davis, performance
Isabella Ensemble, George Steel, conductor

PROGRAM

Oompa, On Lucretia - World Premiere Gardner Museum Commission
Courtney Bryan (text by Sharan Strange), Yet Unheard: in memory of Sandra Bland (2016)
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Judith (1708)
Kate Whitley (text by Malala Yousafzai), Speak Out (2017)
Barbara Strozzi, É giungerà pur mai (1664)

Helga Davis, the Gardner's second Visiting Curator for Performing Arts, collaborates with Abrams Curator of Music George Steel on a program that tells the stories of women, from Lucretia to Sandra Bland, whose lives and deaths have inspired action against tyranny. The music is paired with readings from Christine de Pizan (1364-1430), Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695), Oompa, and others.

This program is being created in response to Botticelli's companion paintings depicting the stories of Lucretia and Virginia. The pair forms a part of the Museum's special exhibition, Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes, which opens on February 14.

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