H+H’s beloved community concert celebrating the many voices of the Boston community. This year’s concert celebrates female composers – including queer women and women of color – in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, led by Reginald Mobley.
Also featuring readings by Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.
Free Registration with a suggested donation of $10 to defray costs of production and help compensate the musicians. Please click here to register.
Isabella Leonarda: Venite, laetantes, Op. 20, No. 12
Reading: what is the suffrage movement to a blk womyn? an anthem by Porsha Olayiwola (b. 1988)
Mari Esabel Valverde: Prelude for piano in A-flat Major
Women of Color
Zenobia Powell Perry: “Homage”
Reading: Excerpt from an address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association by Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), New York City, May 9, 1867
Zanaida Stewart Robles: “Kuumba”
Women of Boston
Florence Price: “A White Rose”
Florence Price: “Out of the South Blew a Wind”
Florence Price: “Song to the Dark Virgin”
Reading: Excerpt from the article “The Province of Women” (1847) by Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Amy Beach: Improvisation No. 1 in A Maj, Op. 148
J. Rosamond Johnson: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”
Includes a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.
Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate