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March 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

In 1920, the right to vote was expanded under the Nineteenth Amendment to include women. One hundred and two years later, we explore what it means to have your voice heard.

CCS has commissioned works from three of today’s leading women composers — Augusta Read Thomas, Lisa Bielawa, and Jessie Montgomery — that demonstrate the impact of speaking up and speaking out. As part of the day’s activities, you will also get to dictate a postcard to a real or imagined President as a part of Sheryl Oring’s work I Wish to Say.

Stay tuned for more information about this weekend of events celebrating women’s voices.

The Program

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Overture in C

Lisa Bielawa (a past JFund winner (now ACF Create) and an innova artist): Voters’ Litany (World Premiere)

Mendelssohn-Hensel: Gartenlieder, Op. 3

Jessie Montgomery: I Have Something to Say (World Premiere)

Augusta Read Thomas: Far Past War (World Premiere)

Ethel Smyth: Mass in D (selections)

Smyth: The March of the Women

Date & Time: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3 PM CT | 4 PM ET

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