2019-2020 Season

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From the Greek humnos, a hymn is an ode or song praising a god or hero. Hymns for women carry a special significance in their worship of a woman’s strength or valor rather than her beauty or virtue.

This concert will feature music and poetry by Sappho, Kassia, and LA’s own Theodosia Roussos.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00PM

WHERE: UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

FREE ADMISSION

(Donations kindly accepted)

PARKING: Paid parking structures and lots available. Visit https://www.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors for information

FEATURING: Rachelle Romero (voice & harp), Theodossia Roussos (voice & composer), Argenta Walther (voice & percussion), Marylin Winkle (voice, vielle, & cello), Nicholas Bentz (violin), Kate Outterbridge (viola), Spencer Artwick (guitar)

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Christine de Pizan’s Song of Joan of Arc was written in 1429, at the height of Joan’s heroism, one year before her capture and two years before her execution. Christine, who also famously authored the Book of the City of Ladies, also passed away around this time. By staging this text alongside French music from the period, we strive to depict the virtues and pitfalls of Joan’s many complicated loves: of self, of King, and of country.

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00pm

WHERE: UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

FREE ADMISSION

(Donations kindly accepted)

FEATURING: Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Marisa De Silva (voice), Rachelle Romero (voice & harp), Katherine Trimble (voice), Aki Nishigushi (recorder), Marylin Winkle (vielle), Erin Young (lute)

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"The Rape Kit," featuring author and Slope Editions Prize award-winning Terri Witek, will juxtapose new poetry with historically informed musical performances to depict centuries of movement through a culture that creates and sustains "ordinary violence."

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 (time TBD)

WHERE: Venue TBA

ADMISSION: By donation

FEATURING: Terri Witek (author & performer), Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Donnie Smith (actor & co-director), Ariel Pisturino (voice), Sarah Reynolds (voice), Katherine Trimble (voice), Marylin Winkle (viola da gamba & baroque cello), and more. Opening readings by Los Angeles based authors. Talk-back and reception to follow.


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