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Beauty Hurts

Identity was a focal issue at the Eternal Feminine concert we produced at the major international concert venue Ravinia Park. This was the first, and unfortunately only, concert to focus solely on music by women composers. We commissioned composer Libby Larsen to write a song cycle for the great mezzo soprano Susanne Mentzer. The result was a riff against the pains of beauty.

A clip of mezzo soprano singing “Beauty Hurts” by composer Libby Larsen – a piece which Artistic Circles commissioned for its premiere at Chicago’s Ravinia Park, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.