Victory for Victoria
Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s season opener
Woodhull was a fiery, free-love suffragist whose feminism would eventually pave the way for the likes of Hillary Clinton, Wendy Davis and Elizabeth Warren. Considering that so much of her activism laid the foundation for rights that women today take for granted, she is surprisingly neglected by popular history. Music and lyrics about a controversial figure who wanted to “face conservatism…and compel it into decency” are sure to enliven the post-concert conversation among audience, creators and performers.
With Rhode at the keyboard, accompanied by 10 Milwaukee singers/actors, two concert readings will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 6-7, at Sunset Playhouse Studio Theatre, 800 Elm Grove Road. Order tickets at brownpapertickets.com.
Classical HappeningPresent Music opens its 2013-2014 season with a bang. Inuksuit, a composition for 99 percussionists by John Luther Adams, will reverberate in the Lynden Sculpture Garden (2145 W. Brown Deer Road) on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.). Music, sculpture and nature collaborate. For tickets, visit presentmusic.org.