A solo recital given by Joshua Hopkins, joined by pianist Myra Huang, will be streaming on the Vocal Arts DC website through October 19, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The program features selections by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, and Gabriel Fauré, as well as the Vocal Arts DC premiere of Jake Heggie and Margaret Atwood’s Songs for Murdered Sisters, a work personally conceived by Mr. Hopkins in remembrance of his sister, Nathalie Warmerdam.

Hopkins says: “Knowing that Songs for Murdered Sisters would make up the second half of this program, I wanted the first half of the recital to explore poems and songs from past centuries and to examine them through a 21 century lens with a particular focus on misogyny.” Through this performance and others, Hopkins hopes to shine a spotlight on the plight of domestic violence victims both past and present.

For tickets and more information, please visit: vocalartsdc.org

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