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The Fortissima Collective
The Fortissima Collective (FF Collective) is a women-led and -founded performing arts and music collective in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles, providing choral, opera, pop, jazz, caroling and solo concerts.
Tuesday November 7th, 7:30PMBuy TicketsBuy Tickets
Artonic is thrilled to partner with soprano Tasha Koontz, FF Collective, and the University of San Diego to present a program premiering The Schemes and Scandals of "Fat Leonard" Francis, with music by Tommy Dougherty and text by Emma Grimsley.
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THE SCHEMES AND SCANDALS OF FAT LEONARD (WORLD PREMIERE)
"In 2013, Malaysian military contractor Leonard Glenn Francis (known as “Fat Leonard”) was arrested in San Diego in an NCIS raid after years of maintaining control of the U.S. Navy’s massive Seventh Fleet. At his hands, the Navy—a pillar of the American understanding of honor— had fallen prey to unthinkable corruption and the largest military security breach since the Cold War. Schemes and Scandals unearths the unheard female voices buried in the rubble of the far-reaching but largely under-publicized scandal to ask what is left when “honor,” patriotism, and the men who cling to them crumble.
The program will also include a pre-concert informational session with Robert Gonzales, the world's leading ""Fat Leonard"" scholar, and additional works by living composers including Caroline Shaw and John Adams."