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The City of Women

- Readings by Helga Davis
- On Lucretia, written and performed by Oompa 
World Premiere Gardner Museum Commission
- Barbara Strozzi, Che si può fare, arranged and performed by Be Steadwell
- Courtney Bryan, Yet Unheard (in memory of Sandra Bland) (2016)
- Gloria Coates, "Illumination" from Transitions (1985), with dancing by Shellz
- Kate Whitley, Speak Out (2017) (text by Malala Yousafzai)
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.
February 17, 2019 @ 1:30pm
Calderwood Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Earlier Event: January 25
Mozart + Haydn
Later Event: March 2
Lidarti's "Esther"