#MeToo Mozart & Little Spark

September 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The June Bug Center
251 Parkway Ln S
VA 24091

Alicia Windsong Diamond (Photo by Gary Barone)

#MeToo Mozart 1776-2019 is a two-part classical concert program. Presenting vocal excerpts from operas Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro as well as original work for voice, narrative, percussion and singing bowl, Soprano Alicia Windsong Diamond of Abingdon VA collaborates with pianist Sandra Smith and percussionist Jim Best of Floyd to present an exploration of gender, class, and social life.

Mozart and his librettist, DaPonte, use humor, drama, and masterfully crafted character development to highlight the social, gender, and economic disparities of the late 1700s. In the second part of our program, Alicia Windsong Diamond’s story of Little Spark presents a magical, metaphorical tale to inspire and reawaken the joy and purpose within each of us.

Alicia Windsong Diamond followed her love of art and music from early childhood, although her parents refused to support her artistic abilities.

By age twelve he was designing and sewing her own clothes as an alternative to wearing school uniforms. After college she taught art at the elementary, middle school and undergraduate levels, and exhibited her photography and textile designs in numerous one woman and group exhibitions. She began taking voice lessons which led to Alicia being crowned the 2018 Queen of the Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant wearing a gown she had designed and made herself.

After graduating cum laude from Western Connecticut State University in Media Communications, she finished a B.S. in Art Education, magna cum laude from Central Connecticut U., and continued training at the Juilliard School, New York Grand Opera Studios and other performance centers.

Alicia Windsong Diamond will perform selections from Mozart exploring gender roles from 1776 to the present entitled #MeToMozart. The second half of the program features the premier multimedia theatrical performance of “Little Spark.” There will be a brief intermission. Following the program there will be refreshments and a reception. Doors open to the matinee at 2:30 PM Sunday afternoon at the June Bug Center on 29 September 2019.

Tickets are 12$ online at The June Bug Center, and 15$ at the door.
This is the closing event of FloydPRIDE 2019, and Proceeds benefit the work of Floyd PFLAG.
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