Early Music Seattle presents
For All Our Sisters
The stories of women from antiquity resonate through our times. In this program, local composer Aaron Grad (the creator of the electric theorbo concerto Strange Seasons) returns for a program featuring soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah and an ensemble of Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Janet See, flute; Annabeth Shirley, cello; Deborah Fox, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord. Exquisite cantatas from across the centuries will be interlaced with contemporary poetry and evocative interludes — including music by Debussy played on Baroque flute — all designed to help us listen more compassionately to women’s stories, from mythological times to today. Aaron’s new work, co-created with the Bellingham-based poet Jennifer Bullis, shines new light on the Sirens.
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Aaron Grad - composer
Rachell Ellen Wong - Concertmaster
Annabeth Shirley - Principal cello and viola da gamba
Deborah Fox - theorbo
Janet See – flute
Jillon Stoppels Dupree - harpsichord
Danielle Reutter-Harrah – Soloist soprano
Jennifer Bullis – librettist
Claudia Castro Luna – poet
Milvia Pacheco - dancer