1534 Mound St.
Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: “Violin: Dope, Honest, & Evolved” with Hermitage Fellow Lady Jess
Presented in partnership with Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Thursday, February 24, 6pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus (Entrance at 1534 Mound St., Sarasota, FL 34236)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
A soloing member of pop superstar Beyoncé’s band and Artistic Director of New York’s Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, violinist Lady Jess offers an informal concert of music composed for acoustic violin and electronics. Exploring the stages of hope, mania, and revelation borne of an isolated lockdown experience as a Black Woman in 2020-21, including her ‘break-up’ with classical music, the program concludes with a deep dive into the artist’s work and process.
Hermitage Fellow Lady Jess performs in New York and Los Angeles. Recent credits include Judas and the Black Messiah, solo performances at the LA Philharmonic and Harlem Chamber Players, and the release of her first single, Colure. She has recently completed her first inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra (New York). She is a soloing member of Beyoncé’s band, and toured with the superstar in 2018.