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“Let Woman Choose Her Sphere”: UM Concert Band Celebrates the Centenary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

December 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

6:30 pm: Pre-concert Carillon concert featuring works by female composers
7:15 pm: Pre-concert lecture in the lower lobby of Hill Auditorium
8:00 pm: Concert in Hill Auditorium

This concert by the University Concert Band with special guest speakers, singers, and composers utilizes the centenary of the ratification of the 19th amendment as an opportunity to showcase the broader fight for equality throughout this country’s history to the present day. It is well known that only white women gained the right to vote in 1920, and the fight for truly universal suffrage continued in earnest for decades. But suffrage alone is not enough, and the fight for equality in all areas of public and private life continues. We celebrate the voices of those who have stood up and spoken out for rights in America. From Jane Adams to Janet Mock, this event is for ALL.

Program:
Lynne Shankel – Keep Woman in Her Sphere (world premiere)
Kathryn Bostic – Portrait of a Peaceful Warrior
Margaret Brouwer – Pulse
Felicia Sandler* – Rosie the Riveter
Kathryn Salfelder – Apotheosis
Roshanne Etezady** – Anahita
Valerie Coleman – Let Woman Choose Her Sphere (world premiere)

Conductor, Courtney Snyder**

*SMTD alumna
**SMTD alumna and current SMTD faculty

Guest Speakers:
Naomi André, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Associate Director for Faculty, Residential College
Priscilla Lindsay**, Claribel Baird Halstead Collegiate Professor of Theatre & Drama Ashley
Ashley Lucas, Professor of Theatre & Drama and LS&A Residential College
Tiffany Ng, Associate Professor of Carillon and university carillonist
Ruby Perez, ’22 BFA Performance major, Theatre & Drama
Emerson Smith, ’22 BFA Performance major, Theatre & Drama
Ashley Stewart-Smith, ’22 BFA Performance major, Theatre & Drama
Charlotte Um, ’23 BFA Performance major, Theatre & Drama

**SMTD alumna and current SMTD faculty

Attend in person or watch at https://myumi.ch/HillWatch

All events are free.