Honoring My Sister’s Beauty

A musical and poetic conversation between diverse traditions

Sun, May 7th, 2023 at 3:00

Join us on a journey of music and poetry that celebrates the classical forms of both the African American and European musical traditions through the lens of sisterhood. LA-based singers Lindsay Patterson Abdou and Brooke Iva Lohman, and violinist, scholar, and poet Dr. Lesa Terry will be joined by pianist Joseph Williams and Anima Mundi Productions’ resident poet Tiziana DellaRovere for a unique concert that combines art songs with blues, spirituals, and improvisation to explore women’s struggles for greater equality and racial reconciliation.

This unusual and unforgettable program brings together Hildegard von Bingen, Giovanni Pergolesi, and Carlisle Floyd with African American women composers Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Dorothy R. Moore, alongside newly commissioned poetry, beautiful visuals, and instrumental and vocal improvisation.

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