Performances at 2:30 P.M. and 6 P.M.
It is generally known that the composers¬†Tchaikovsky,¬†Bernstein, and¬†Sondheim,¬†Porter, and¬†Grainger were or are gay. Many other historic composers were also gay, but that fact is mostly ignored by the public.¬†
After much research, we have discovered some of the great names of the baroque and romantic eras, such as¬†Handel,¬†Schubert, Saint-Saens¬†were probably gay. In the case of Schubert, being gay was probably a significant explanation for the difficulties he had being recognized as the genius we all celebrate now!¬†
Given today‚Äôs climate for the LGBT community, imagine what life must have been like to be¬†gay¬†in the early 19th¬†century society in London, Moscow, Vienna. ¬†Given today‚Äôs climate in Russia, or even in some states in the USA, times have not changed for the LGBT community. In fact, in some cases, it has gotten worse.
To celebrate Pride month Jacqueline Jon√©e, Jean-Pierre Lemari√© and the JouJou Jacquettes Philharmonic Orchestra come to the Library to share the incredible stories of the¬†forgotten gay composers.
with¬†Special Guest¬†Jean-Pierre Lemari√©
JouJou Jacquettes Philharmonic Orchestra
Seth Bedford, viola
Bjorn Berkhout, cello
Audrey Flores, French Horn
Chrissy Fong, flute
Sam Nedel, contra bass
Fran Novak, clarinet
Jim Tsao, violin
Ian Shafer, oboe