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Author Sandra Cisneros: “The House on Mango Street” at Richardson Auditorium
May 18, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The author discusses her acclaimed book in advance of Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s May 19 performance of Derek Bermel’s Mango Suite, a new musical work inspired by the book. The beloved 1991 coming-of-age novel is told from the perspective of teenage Latina Esperanza Cordero who struggles with her life in a Chicano and Puerto Rican neighborhood of Chicago. During this event, Mexican mezzo-soprano Paulina Villarreal, who is featured in the concert, will perform excerpts from Mango Suite.
Free with ticketed reservation; reserve here.
Presented in partnership with Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Labyrinth Books.
The Mango Suite Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.