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Notorious RBG in Song

Notorious RBG in Song

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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Hear Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life Celebrated In Song

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served on the high court for 25 years. A skillful and passionate advocate for equal rights, Justice Ginsburg has become a pop-culture icon known to fans as Notorious RBG, a wry nod to fellow Brooklynite, rapper Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G.

Justice Ginsburg’s life and work are celebrated in this one-act dramatic concert featuring soprano/composer Patrice Michaels (called “a formidable interpretative talent” by The New Yorker) with her collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang and their guests, soprano Michelle Areyzaga, tenor Matthew Dean, and baritone Evan Bravos.

For Justice Ginsburg, this concert and the accompanying CD are personal. These songs about her life are presented (and in many cases, written) by her daughter-in-law (Michaels) and produced by her son, Cedille Records founder James Ginsburg.

James Ginsburg will join us at Spertus for a post-show Q & A. The accompanying CD will be for sale at the post-program reception.

Performance is 75 minutes, no intermission.

Patrice Michaels and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo by Karli Cading.

Patrice Michaels and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo by Karli Cading.

nprEnjoy a Morning Edition segment in which Nina Totenberg interviews Patrice Michaels and James Ginsburg about Notorious RBG in Song. Listen >


Thank you to the law firm of Duane Morris and their
Women's Impact Network for Success
for their generous sponsorship
of the post-show reception.    Duane Morris WINS

Image at left

CD cover art by Tom Bachtell.