Vox Femina's From Shakespeare to Shamrocks Celebrates St. Patty's
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
Join Vox for a bi-cultural evening of classic Shakespeare sonnets and a wee bit of authentic Irish music sung in Gaelic. From classical works to folk songs, celebrate England, Scotland and Ireland’s many traditions old and new.
The first half of this concert is music set to Shakespeare’s texts. Though there has been a long tradition of setting Shakespeare’s texts to music, it is usually composed with both male and female voices in mind. We’ll be turning history upside down with our arrangements purely for the female voice. Irish and Scottish music will comprise the latter part of the concert. First will be a set of Scottish “waulking” folk songs, traditionally sung by woman as they gathered to clean clothes.
The last piece of the evening, A Setting of the Irish Blessing was written specifically for Vox by Graeme Langager, and originally performed during our 2007-2008 season. This particular piece was commissioned as a tribute to Lynn Bielefelt, a dear friend and long-time supporter of Vox, who passed from cancer.
About the Ticket Supplier: Vox Femina Los Angeles
A 34-voice ensemble, Vox Femina Los Angeles is dedicated to the performance of quality music with an emphasis on literature by women composers. VFLA is a family of diverse women who are lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual. Through music, VFLA celebrates women and builds bridges within and beyond the lesbian and gay communities.