The Trailblazers

Women Creators and Game Changers

January 29-31, 2021

True Concord Choir, Orchestra, & Corinne Winters, soprano

In partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival

Purchase Single Tickets:

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM

at Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley

Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:30 PM

at Catalina Foothills High School

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM

at Catalina Foothills High School

Rule Breakers  —  Game Changers

Come, come, my friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The catalyst for the 20-21 season, this concert celebrates the indelible mark women have made on the world. Inspired by the hard-fought battle to win the right for women to vote, we celebrate barrier-blasters and trailblazers with the creation of two new works.

World Premiere: Jocelyn Hagen’s commemoration of the centenary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., made possible by the Dorothy Dyer Vanek Fund for Excellence

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Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Back by popular demand, American composer Jocelyn Hagen returns with a True Concord commission to commemorate this pivotal time in history. Those who experienced Hagen’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci in 2019 know that this is a not-to-be-missed musical event. This rising star of American composers has created a work based on texts by suffrage-era women leaders and written for choir, orchestra and Corinne Winters, soprano soloist.

Jocelyn Hagen
Jocelyn Hagen
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Corinne Winters

World Premiere: the 2020 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition winner

Since 2017, True Concord’s competition has led to the creation of dozens of new works and the premiere of three outstanding winners. This year’s entries use texts from suffrage movement leaders.

YOU the audience play a key role in hearing these new works as they enter the world!

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.

Georgia O’Keefe

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Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton

This exciting program includes other works by women composers and/or based on texts by women authors and poets.

You won’t want to miss it!