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Notorious RBG in Song

Public Programs | Music

Left: Andrew Harley and Patrice Michaels sitting in front of a piano smiling; Right: Cover of "Notorious RBG in Song" album with a drawing of RBG in her jabot and robe

This is a past program

This program took place on
Sunday, January 13, 2019

About the Program

Soprano Patrice Michaels—“a formidable interpretative talent” (New Yorker) and daughter-in-law of the Justice—and pianist Andrew Harley perform Notorious RBG in Song, a concert saluting the life and work of legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in celebration of her twenty-five years on the United States Supreme Court.  

Written in an engaging and lively jazz-meets-classical style, the nine-song cycle The Long View, composed by Michaels, is the centerpiece of the concert. It illuminates key aspects of Justice Ginsburg’s personal and professional life through letters, remembrances, conversations, and even court opinions. Michaels will speak about the origins of the material used for creating the songs, and share projected drawings, paintings, and photos that inspired her.

This program is 75 minutes and does not include an intermission.

Arrive early to view the exhibition! Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be open to program ticketholders from 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Watch the trailer for "Notorious RBG in Song."

Listen to a piece from "Notorious RBG in Song," "Celia. An Imagined Letter from 1949."

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