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Bloomsbury Festival presents:

(CANCELLED) Dream.Risk.Sing: Elevating Women’s Voices

22nd October 2022 · 7:30pm - 8:30pm

In person

 (CANCELLED) Dream.Risk.Sing: Elevating Women’s Voices

This event has been cancelled.

dream.risk.sing is a recital programme which gives voice to women’s experiences which are rarely heard in song. Curated and performed by soprano Samantha Crawford and pianist Lana Bode, the programme highlights five specific aspects of a woman’s life: growing up, love and lust, motherhood, career and legacy.

The programme features Crossing Faultlines, a new song cycle commissioned from composer Charlotte Bray and poet Nicki Jackowska, believed to be the first song cycle to address the topic of women in the workplace.

Alongside this new work exploring themes of mentorship, discrimination and ambition are new piano arrangements of two songs from Judith Weir’s; Carson Cooman’s Ballad from Gold into Diamonds about women oppressed through religious fundamentalism; Ricky Ian Gordon’s My Mother is a Singer paying tribute to his mother and the sacrifices she made for him; two songs from Helen Grime’s Bright Travellers cycle on modern motherhood; and singer-songwriter Michele Brourman’s My Daughters about passing the torch to future generations of women. Also featured on the programme are two earlier works: Antonin Dvořák’s Songs My Mother Taught Me and Florence Price’s The Heart of a Woman, the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra.

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