Chicago IL USA
“She doesn't have to choose between being gentle or being fierce. Both exist in nature, and both exist in her. That's ok. She'll know to nourish them both and when applicable, use each unapologetically.”
- S. Maraboli
Celebrate the unapologetic wonder of women during our March concert. Opening the concert, Tania Leon’s work, Stride–awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize –was originally commissioned as part of a project to commemorate the historic 19th Amendment that gave American women the right to vote, and is inspired by the pioneering feminist Susan B. Anthony. Next on the program is one of the historic Florence Price works that was discovered in an abandoned house in Illinois, Violin Concerto No. 2. This rarely performed work is brough to the stage with the esteemed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. The second half of the concert features Scheherazade, a symphonic masterwork inspired by the well-known fairytale of a heroine who changed fate through her wisdom and courage. A truly epic showcase of musicality and spirit that all will enjoy.
Tania LEÓN: Stride
Florence PRICE: Violin Concerto No. 2 with guest artist Rachel Barton Pine
Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
Approximately 80 mins