Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Presents “Secret Symphony: Gay Composers of Classical Music”
Exhibit Presented in Partnership With Stonewall National Museum & Archives
ALLENTOWN, PA — The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are hosting its first history exhibit, Secret Symphony: Gay Composers of Classical Music, on display through November 12.
The exhibit features 18 composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Hildegard Von Bingen, and Arcangelo Corelli and asks if the sexual orientation of a composer has an influence on their music.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host a special event on November 6th featuring Cantor Ellen Sussman, a trained opera singer and spiritual leader of Temple Shirat Shalom in Allentown, who will share clips of music by some of the featured composers and speak to their historical and cultural relevance. The event is at 6:30pm and is free to attend. The exhibit can be viewed every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1-6pm at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
Secret Symphony: Gay Composers of Classical Music is presented in partnership with Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Wilton Manors, Florida.
Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, stated: “Understanding our cultural history is vital to celebrating LGBT art today. The stories of these gay composers throughout history provides important context not only for their music, but for future musicians who were inspired by their work. We are so pleased to partner with Stonewall National Museum and Archives to bring this exhibit to the Lehigh Valley.”
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