“In the strength of the human hand . . . there is something divine.”
– Helen Keller
On November 9th at 7pm, Spectrum will be presenting a recital of music that I curated, primarily featuring vocal works written by blind and visually impaired composers. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for students & seniors and can only be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.
The program seeks to celebrate composers and performers with disabilities throughout music history, from Francesco Landini in the 14th-century to the present day. In addition to classical works (including compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Gabriela Lena Frank), we will explore music by disabled performers in other musical genres, including the blues and bluegrass, as well as the minimalist songwriting of Moondog. We are also excited to present the world premiere of an opera scene about accessibility, particularly the phenomenon of access denial that disabled people face on a regular basis.