Chamber Music at Bethany, presenting world-class chamber music on Chicago’s North Side, is pleased to announce its final program of the 2019-2020 season, “Empowered,” featuring chamber music inspired by strong female characters, on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 senior and student over 18, and free for those 18 and under. The concert will feature soprano Emily Pogorelc, praised for her "lively, incisive soprano" by the New York Times, in a rare performance of John Harbison's Mirabai Songs. Mirabai, a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet, was 27 when her husband was killed in a war. She refused to die on her husband's funeral pyre, as was the custom, and instead left her family compound, wrote poems to Krishna, and sang and danced them in the streets.