And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. Now fill the world with music, love, and pride. - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Proud to be an official PRIDE NW event


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 4 pm
Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Avenue

BODIES features compositions and performances by LGBTQIA artists, including a selection from Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard; Dominick DiOrio’s The Visible World, a work about marriage equality from diverse historical perspectives; and a selection from composer Laura Kaminsky’s work As One, written for mezzo-soprano (Beth Madsen Bradford) and baritone (Damien Geter), which depicts the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world.

Special guests include:

  • S. Renee Mitchell, Portland writer and Resonance Poet in Residence, performing an original work written for BODIES
  • Vakare Petroliunaite, soprano
  • Beth Madsen Bradford, mezzo-soprano
  • Stephen Marc Beaudoin, tenor (Executive Director of Maryland Symphony and long-time Resonance Ensemble member)
  • Damien Geter, Bass-Baritone
  • David Saffert, Pianist
  • Debra Porta, Executive Director of Pride Northwest