Laurie Rubin has been blind since birth, and she says people imagine her world to be a dark place. But the accomplished mezzo-soprano and lyricist experiences color all around her. She says yellow is an afternoon when birds are singing; green is her backyard; blue is an early morning or the key of G. Rubin is performing in Park City this weekend, and Thursday, she joins Doug to talk about growing up blind, learning to navigate the world, and dreaming in color.
Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano and has sung on stages around the world from Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center to Rome's Parcol Auditorium della Musica and London's Wigmore Hall. She's Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the performing arts program Ohana Arts in Hawaii. Her memoir is called Do You Dream in Color? [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible]
This Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Rubin is giving a concert at the Promontory Amphitheater at the Promontory Club in Park City. The concert is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Call (818) 424-3919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.