Queer & Dear: Echoes of Queerness through Song and Sequins
Big Mouth Society presents an evocative fusion of music, storytelling, and exploration, culminating in an intergenerational dance party!
Hosted by Big Mouth’s very own drag sensation Betty Poops, with support from Artistic Director Emily Lau, Queer & Dear weaves together rich choral harmonies, instrumental melodies, spirited drag artistry, and the diverse creativity of our queer collaborators.
Queer & Dear: Echoes of Queerness through Song and Sequins beckons attendees into a sonic tapestry like no other. Drawing on profound insights from our LGBTQIA+ predecessors, we proudly spotlight the poignant works of historic queer composers and the innovative brilliance of contemporary queer voices. Along with commissioned works by local composers Drew Swatosh and Jesse Ehrenberg, we will also present music by Samuel Barber, Melissa Dunphy, Joshua Shenk, Given, Dolly Parton, Bryce Caster, Craig Hella Johnson, and Pauline Oliveros.
More than a mere concert, this gathering offers a deep dive into the narratives and inspirations that have shaped the queer community. It’s a celebration designed for all, regardless of age or background, and we invite you to immerse yourself in the stories and feelings that connect, move, and shape us.
Project funding is generously provided by Portland Events and Film, with additional support from Portland Center Stage’s Education & Community Programs, New Music USA and Big Mouth Society.
Portland Events and Film is proud to support events that celebrate our city, build community, and represent the diversity of Portland’s creative talent, businesses, and communities.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).