Women’s Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of New York Women’s Right to Vote
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
The Eastman School of Music is pleased to collaborate with the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership in presenting this special concert as part of a year-long celebration throughout Rochester of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State.
The concert will feature the Eastman Women’s Chorus, Eastman students, and faculty members including pianists Tony Caramia and Sylvie Beaudette, mezzo soprano Kathryn Cowdrick, soprano Teresa Ringholz, and violinist Rebeca Boyd. The program will alternate important texts and photographs from the suffragist era with the musical selections.
The program will showcase music by women composers, including the premiere of a piece for vocal quartet and piano four-hands by New York State native Lori Laitman, on poetry by suffragist Alice Duer Miller, speeches given by Susan B. Anthony, and the text of the 19th Amendment. Other premieres include works by Jon Lin Chua, Amanda Jacobs, and Jennifer Mitchell.