The Second Sunday Concert Series at Boston Sculptors Gallery presents a monthly collaboration with Boston area musicians, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers. The musicians are often inspired by the sculpture on display and perform interactive works in response to it. All events are free and open to the public and donations directly support the musicians.
Felicia Chen - soprano
Olivia Harris - cello
Mazumal is a duo committed to innovative music that promotes inclusivity and engages with social issues, such as race, feminism, inequality, and sustainability. Stemming from a shared passion for advocacy and backgrounds in classical music, vocalist Felicia Chen and cellist Olivia J. P. Harris created Mazumal to explore new music that more accurately reflects the diversity of the times and world in which we live. Drawing from their collective experience as minorities in America, Mazumal practices a socially aware approach to programming, through commissioning and interpreting works by women and composers of color, as well as a bold approach to new music, improvisational styles, and experimental sound art. Mazumal’s debut concert program features the premieres of five newly commissioned works by Kaley Lane Eaton, Jen Wang, Bahar Royaee, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Lisa Atkinson. In an effort to champion diversity in the arts, all of the commissioned composers for this program are women and/or people of color, as well as the poets whose texts are being set: Lucille Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, Forough Farrokhzad, and Ha Jin. The poems, chosen in collaboration with the composers, directly address relevant social topics such as female empowerment, Black Lives Matter, and standing up to oppressive policies and regimes.