Playground Ensemble

Speaking of Pride

June 9 at Denver Public Library. 2pm
Free Limited Performance

June 13 at GLBT Community Center of Colorado. 4pm
Free Full Performance (Limited Seating)

June 14 at ‘Invisible City’. 7:30pm
Full Performance
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An LGBT concert of writers and composers by the Playground Ensemble. Hear three works by LGBT authors and the composers who have set their works to music. There will be three iterations of the concert, with works for narrator and musical accompaniment.

At the Denver Public Library, only excerpts fromĀ Howl will be played, with composers Nathan Hall and Linda Dusman, and author Miriam Suzanne. The GLBT Community Center of Colorado show will be a full performance with limited seating. Nathan Hall and Miriam Suzanne will be in attendance. The final showing at ‘Invisible City’ will be the main event, featuring an expanded complete performance, with Nathan Hall and Miriam Suzanne in attendance. There will also be food and drink and a reception.

Miss Furr and Miss Skeene is Gertrude Stein’s whimsical portrait of a lesbian couple she knew in Paris in the early 20th century. Linda Dusman’s percussion music comments playfully and subtly on the hypnotic, repetitive text.

Howl is Allen Ginsberg’s epic masterpiece, a poem that defined the Beat Generation. Written in 1955, its frank depiction of sexuality and drug use shocked the world. Lee Hyla’s violent and angular string quartet music amplifies the intensity of the poem.

Fragments is a new work by local author Miriam Suzanne. Like journal entries, its short, epigrammatic statements are deeply personal explorations of gender and identity: poignant, humorous, challenging, startling. Nathan Hall’s score for string quartet, percussion, and electric bass grooves with elements of pop and minimalist music.

You will receive the address for the Invisible City show upon your ticket purchase. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets here.