NOTE: Admission to this event is free but requires a ticket.
Obtain your tickets
, through the Shedd ticket office (541.434.7000 - 868 High Street, Eugene), or before the event at Will Call. Seating is general admission.
What happens when three recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes referred to as the MacArthur Genius Grant) collaborate to create a new musical paradigm of activism, artistry and creativity to amplify the voices of disabled women activists globally, through the power of music and story-telling?
In 2019, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded an X-Grant to Mobility International USA (MIUSA) to fund a collaboration among three MacArthur Fellows: Susan Sygall, a disability rights activist; Claire Chase, a world-renowned flautist; and Reginald Robinson, a composer, educator and pianist. The culminating piece, a “work in progress,” will be premiered at a free public event held in a concert venue in Eugene, Oregon this December 2019.
Ms. Sygall will write the narrative based on her work with disabled women activists globally; Ms. Chase will perform both new and existing repertoire by Mr. Robinson, collaboratively bringing the narrative to life in new musical forms. This event will be Mr. Robinson’s and Ms. Chase’s first performance in Eugene.
The event will provide sign language interpretation in a wheelchair accessible venue equipped with a hearing loop system. All are welcome including performing arts aficionados, students, musicians, activists and academics. The event will include and question answer time with the artists as well as a reception following the performance.
General seating admission.