Resonance Ensemble Presents: Commissions for Now Episode 2: We Hold Your Names Sacred

We are thrilled to announce that our final premiere on this series will be an official part of the annual Portland Pride Festival. Award-winning Mari Ésabel Valverde is creating a new work with author/playwright Dane Figueroa Edidi (Lady Dane) titled We Hold Your Names Sacred. This work will share perspectives of trans women of color and reflect on losses due to gender violence. Highlights surrounding this premiere include:

  • The world premiere of We Hold Your Names Sacred on June 19, 2021.
  • A panel discussion with composer Mari Esabel Valverde, librettist Dane Figueroa (Lady Dane), and local leaders in the LGBTQIA+ and trans community.
  • The announcement of a paid creative writing fellowship for trans youth of color

Register here:


Jun 19 2021


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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