2016 – 2017
2015 – 2016
The 2016 Season, Sing Her Name, concert series is open to the public and will exclusively program chamber works of under-performed composers such as Florence Price and Ethel Smyth. By performing the works of female and minority composers; presenting works by living composers such as Jessie Montgomery; and inviting audiences into panel discussions with participating musicians alongside activists from The Center for Constitutional Rights and Black Women's Blueprint; these concerts are intended to raise awareness for the women involved in Black Lives Matter, and to engage communities with the question of how we can better support activists' ongoing work in the movement.
Presented by The Dream Unfinished, #SingHername is an orchestral and choral concert whose purpose is to amplify the voices of women involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. #SingHerName will be held on July 13, 2016, to mark the one-year anniversary of Sandra Bland's passing. The concert will feature a community choir of cis and transgender women, who will perform music by composers such as Florence Price and Ethel Smyth, to be accompanied by The Dream Unfinished orchestra. The concert will also include the world premiere of a new work by composer Courtney Bryan. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Black Women's Blueprint as well as the Center for Constitutional Rights. In addition to musical selections, #SingHerName will include appearances by notable figures such as Terrance McKnight, Gina Belafonte, and others.
Concert and conversation on media and history's exclusion of women. Hosted by Project142
6/12, 3:00 pm • The DiMenna Center • $15
Concert and conversation on the intersectionality of race and gender expression.
6/10, 6:30 pm • Museum of Women's Resistance • Free
A celebration of female composers. Made possible by Queens Council on the Arts.
5/8, 1:30 pm • Queens Museum • Free