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Woman.Life.Song

Neske Beks on female role models

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TOPSTUK PURCELL 2022

music theatre
music
reading
eye-opener
Thu 29 Sep 2022 -20.00
Kamermuziekzaal
start 20.00
expected end time 21.35

Standard €10.00

Reduction -26 €5.50

All prices include booking fees.

Season’s Thinker reflects on the song cycle commissioned by Jessye Norman

It is nigh on impossible to imagine a more iconic ‘Dido’ than Jessye Norman. When asked to commission a work for Carnegie Hall, Norman invited three other black female role models – Maya Angelou, Clarissa Pinkola Estés and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison – to write new lyrics for the song cycle Woman.Life.Song. For this lecture, Neske Beks has selected texts by Angelou, Estés and Morrison and from her own work on the lives of women, white and black. Its central theme are the questions: What is a woman's life? And what is the power of being a woman?

programme

Texts by Neske Beks, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou & Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Judith Weir (1954)
Woman.Life.Song (excerpts)

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Texts by Neske Beks, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou & Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Judith Weir (1954)
Woman.Life.Song

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performers

Neske Beks: concept and lyrics
Djuwa Mroivili: piano
FayB: dance
Nyira Hens: reader

Thu 29 Sep 2022 -20.00
Kamermuziekzaal
start 20.00
expected end time 21.35

Standard €10.00

Reduction -26 €5.50

All prices include booking fees.