Classical Queens: Our Time
Created by Jessica Joy Harned and co-produced by Boise Contemporary Theater
About the Show:
Over our lives, we have witnessed orchestral performances that have stirred deep emotions within us, evoking tears, laughter, and an irrepressible desire to leap out of our seats. However, our conventional understanding of an orchestra adheres to a rather stringent script. We sit in hushed silence, adorned in formal attire, observing a predominantly homogeneous ensemble dressed in black, performing music composed solely by European men. What you are about to experience is NOTHING like that.
Embark on a journey into a world where the symphonic realm undergoes a breathtaking transformation. Open your ears to an orchestra primarily composed and led by individuals from diverse backgrounds—people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. These professional performers have shattered stereotypes and defied expectations to emerge as an unstoppable force. Prepare to encounter not just traditional sounds but a vibrant tapestry is woven with the fervor of passionate hearts, classical expertise, rebellious electronic elements, and infectious hip-hop beats. This is an orchestral experience that not only transcends sonic boundaries but also breaks free from the static tradition of sitting, embracing movement as it reveals a narrative of profound connection.
Guided by the visionary violinist Jessica Joy Harned, "Our Time" emerges as a symphony of revolution, meticulously crafted by brilliant minds fueled by unwavering spirit, challenging the scourges of racism, sexism, exploitation, and abuse. As the harmonious fusion of genres, races, times, and stories engulfs your senses, an extraordinary space materializes—one that embraces and celebrates every individual just as they are. Prepare yourself for an orchestral voyage that resounds with melodies from a diverse tapestry, etching an indelible imprint upon your heart and unraveling the magnificence of belonging.
- Siobhan Cassidy Robinson (Composer)
- Jün (Track Creator)
- Brett Perry (Choreographer)
- Boise Contemporary Theatre
Run Time: 90 minutes
Show Rating: All Ages
With support from Arts Idaho.
Please Be Advised
- Everyone regardless of age needs a ticket for entry, including babes in arms.