David Alan Miller, conductor
Lucy Dhegrae, soprano
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Combining the power of popular culture with the sophistication of a classical ensemble, the Dogs of Desire sing out with five world premieres, each inspired by important events and people in the fight for equal rights.
Viet Cuong, composer and Adam Weinert, choreographer, Maypole Dance (world premiere)
The work focuses on the twelve months between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the Christopher Street Liberation Day in 1970.
Clarice Assad, Ain’t I A Woman (world premiere)
In collaboration with Girls, Inc. (“inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold”), Assad creates a multimedia work inspired by Sojourner Truth’s 1851 “Ain’t I A Woman” speech.
Andre Meyers, Studies in Hope: Frederick Douglass (world premiere)
Working with the Albany High School Chorus, Andre Meyers creates a Hip-Hop work Inspired by the words of Frederick Douglass.
Rachel Peters, If You Can Prove That I Should Set You Free (world premiere)
Collaborating with a children’s theatre group, Peters takes inspiration from Alice Duer Miller’s Women are People!
Loren Loiacono and Capital Repertory Theatre, Petticoats of Steel (world premiere)
Inspired by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and the Suffragist Origin Stories, Loiacono creates a musical docu-play exploring New York’s role at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement.
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