Women Creators and Game Changers
January 29-31, 2021
True Concord Choir, Orchestra, & Corinne Winters, soprano
In partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
Rule Breakers — Game Changers
The catalyst for the 20-21 season, this concert celebrates the indelible mark women have made on the world. Inspired by the U.S. centenary of women’s suffrage – the hard-fought battle to win the right for women to vote – True Concord celebrates barrier-blasters and trailblazers with the creation of two new works of art.
World Premiere: Jocelyn Hagen’s commemoration of the centenary of the U.S. women’s suffrage, made possible by the Dorothy Dyer Vanek Fund for Excellence
Back by popular demand, American composer Jocelyn Hagen returns with a composition created for True Concord to commemorate this pivotal time in history. Those who experienced Hagen’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci in 2019 know that this will be a “not to be missed” musical event. This rising star of American composers has created a work based on texts by women authors, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and written for choir, orchestra, and Corinne Winters, soprano soloist.
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman’s Bible
I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.
World Premiere: the 2020 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition winner
Since 2017, True Concord’s important composer competition has led to the creation of dozens of new works for choir and orchestra, and the premiere of 3 winners. This year’s entries will be using texts from suffrage movement leaders. The program is rounded out with other works by women composers and/or based on texts by women authors and poets.