7:30p @ First United Church (Oak Park, IL)
Step into the timeless, international and universal world of motherhood.
Steeped in joy, fear, humor, anger, determination and transcendent love, the stories and voices of mothers too often go unheard. In their third fully staged and immersive show, vocal trio Artemisia paints a portrait of motherhood through the songs of women from all over the world.
Hear a breathless Appalachian exaltation at the birth of a young daughter, a playful First Nations lullaby about a jumping prairie dog, a mournful Lithuanian graveside song from an orphaned daughter, an admonishing Yiddish dialogue from an exasperated mother to a love-stuck teenage daughter, and a world premiere commission from Chicago’s own acclaimed female composer, Kate Pukinskis.
NOTE: This is a special "first look" preview event.