The Mother of Us All

Evening Music celebrates Mother’s Day with music for Mom. We’ll begin with songs by Dvorak, Charles Ives, and William Grant Still, plus Mozart’s “Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman.” We round out the evening with Virgil Thomson’s “The Mother of Us All,” an opera based on the life of Susan B. Anthony. Gertrude Stein’s libretto for the opera gives the 19th century champion of women’s suffrage the status of the mother of us all, and treats her story both historically and abstractly, playfully and sincerely.

Also Featured Tonight:

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / "My dear little Mother"
Phillip Glass / Mother Mother
Hanns Eisler / Song of a German Mother
Joan Trimble / "The Gartan Mother's Lullaby"
John Adams / "Naive and Sentimental Music": 'Mother of the Man'

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