SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two women sing the praises of lesser-known musicians.
It’s a love affair with music and between us.
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“She’s amazing… the best I’ve ever worked with, hands down,” said pianist Jennifer Reason as she sat down at her piano across from her best friend, Carrie Hennessey.
“I am a full-time musician. I host a radio show for Cap Radio; I’m the classic midday host, ”Reason said.
Hennessey is an opera singer and teacher.
“I auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera in my early twenties and did really well,” she said.
The two soul mates have found the right notes since they met at a show years ago.
“It was the perfect meeting. It was a destined moment. She was wearing bell stockings and red leather boots, standing right there, quite spectacular, ”Reason said. “And across the room, I was like, ‘Girl, me and you, we have to be friends! And it turns out she had the exact same thought.
They had so much chemistry that they formed a nonprofit called the Rogue Music Project – and now host recitals and concerts for their latest passion, titled “And Yet She Persisted”. It will feature little-known female artists from the 1800s to the present day.
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A song is written by Amy Beach, concert pianist and songwriter.
“Where her husband said, ‘You can’t use your own name. You have to take my name and you can’t take that many gigs a year. And these are all things you can write about because you have to throw parties for my people because I am a businessman, ”said Hennessey.
Other featured artists include Pauline Viardot, one of the best-known singing teachers of her time, and a current work by transgender poet Kendall A.
It is in perfect harmony with what is happening in modern times.
“It’s like the light has been turned from one group to another, and there are all these stars just waiting to be discovered and they have all kinds of games now,” said stated Reason.
They hope the energy of the performance will ignite something in young artists and eventually strike a chord in the community.
“It is important that you come with us because you will feel this human experience in a way that you have never felt before,” said Hennessey.
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They will perform on Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. at the Pioneer UCC Church along 2700 l Street in Sacramento. Tickets will be $ 20 in advance and $ 25 at the door, with discounted student tickets.