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Do You Dream In Color: Laurie Rubin to perform with Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and LA Chamber Orchestra
October 4, 2013
Triangle Square author and singer Laurie Rubin will be performing October 19th & 20th with French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the LA Chamber Orchestra the orchestral version of “Do You Dream in Color?” The performance is the U.S. premiere of the work set to a poem written by Rubin.
Born blind, Rubin has reached success as a beautiful mezzo-soprano singer and as inspirational author of the 2012 Seven Stories’ book Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight.
The performances will take place Saturday, October 19, 8 pm, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium, and Sunday, October 20, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Tickets are available now starting at $25 online at laco.org or by calling LACO at (213) 622-7001. Limited student rush tickets may be available for $10 at the box office the day of the concert.
October 25, 2012
When composer Bruce Adolphe asked Laurie Rubin to write a poem about her experiences being blind, the result was a beautifully composed twenty-minute song covering subjects from putting on makeup, creating jewelry, and other people’s fear of blindness and the unknown. Adolphe and Rubin will be preforming that piece as part of the Here and Now series at Bargemusic on Thursday, October 25 at 8pm. There will be copies of Rubin’s memoir, Do You Dream in Color? for sale at the event.
Laurie Rubin’s memoir Do You Dream in Color?, out in October, describes her past as a “journey towards identity,” one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” Although most of us aren’t blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than “normal.”
Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin recently received high praise from New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote she possesses “compelling artistry,” “communicative power,” and that her voice displays “earthy, rich and poignant qualities.” Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London as well as her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
September 24, 2012
The upcoming memoir, by Laurie Rubin, takes a look at her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle schooler to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges. Colors, Laurie Rubin tells us, affect everyone through sound, smell, taste, and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. She explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life.
Alan Elsner, of The Huffington Post, says about the book:
“Entrancing memoir…Rubin is a fizzy and effervescent presence whose unquenchable lust for life is utterly charming and persuasive.”
To read the entire article, click here.
Look out for Laurie Rubin’s Do You Dream in Color?, out this October.