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Date: Saturday, April 1 | 7:30pm
Location: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford CT
This event features music that considers the effects of violence on women’s lives, including intimate partner violence, institutional racism, and the effects of war. The concert may not be appropriate for children and may be difficult for survivors of trauma. Please be aware that some of the texts include explicit descriptions of violent acts. Performers include members of the Ray of Hope project, Hartford Opera Theater, and students from Yale University under the direction of conductor Nathan Reiff. They will perform songs of outrage by Elsa Olivieri-Sangiacomo, Margaret Bonds, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh, the mini-opera Trigger by Jessica Rudman, and No Capacity to Consent by Tawnie Olson.
Trigger | Jessica Rudman
Lullaby | Paula Matthusen
Azuma’s Aria | Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo
Watch and Pray | Undine Smith Moore
“An Aria For The Executive Order” (world premiere) | Nilou Nour
No Capacity to Consent | Tawnie Olson
… and more!