Women Composers Festival

March 2020 I GALA Hispanic Theatre

IN tune: A week-long festival celebrating female composers centers on two new stagings of operas by living artists. HERE BE SIRENS, by American Kate Soper, explores with wit, humor, and pathos, the experience of Homer’s Odyssean three singers as they search for the meaning of their own existence. ANA Y SU SOMBRA, by Mexican Gabriela Ortiz, is a family opera that tells the story of a young girl whose family has moved from Mexico to the United States, and who wants to return while her shadow wishes to stay. The festival also includes an opening GALA CONCERT of vocal works by local and living female composers, an evening cabaret of songs by American songbook lyricist DOROTHY FIELDS (The Way you Look Tonight, On the Sunny Side of the Street, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love), and another evening cabaret of Canadian Ana Sokolovic’s LOVE SONGS. This festival shows the expansive contributions of female composers throughout all the genres in which the In Series works, and seeks to reshape the way audiences, artists, and institutions perceive the “creator” in the operatic-arts.

GALA CONCERT
March 6th at 7pm

DOROTHY FIELDS CABARET
March 7th at 9:30pm

ANA Y SU SOMBRA
March 8 and 9 at 3pm

HERE BE SIRENS
March 8 and 9 at 7pm

LOVE SONGS
March 8 at 9:30pm

VENUE
GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

TICKETS: On Sales August 1st.