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Presented By: Residential College

Let Women Choose Her Sphere

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Let Women Choose Her Sphere
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.

At 6:30pm gather outdoors on Ingalls Mall (beside Hill Auditorium) to hear a prelude from the Burton Tower carillon of music by the first women to break carillon glass ceilings in the early 20th century.

At 7:15pm please join the composers and conductor in the lower lobby of Hill Auditorium for a pre-concert lecture.

8:00pm Concert begins

PROGRAM:
Lynne Shankel - The 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)

ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS
Amanda Rose Gross Winter '22 BFA in Musical Theatre
Samantha Rios Winter '23 BFA in Musical Theatre
Katherine Cummings Winter '24 BFA in Musical Theatre
Catherine Walker, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre

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
Tiffany Ng: Associate Professor of Carillon and university carillonist
Mackenzie Howell: '24 BFA Acting
Ruby Perez: '22 BFA Acting
Emerson Smith: '22 BFA Acting
Ashley Stewart-Smith: '22 BFA Acting
Charlotte Um: '23 BFA Acting

*SMTD alumna
SMTD alumna and current SMTD faculty

Concert will also be live-streamed:
https://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/live-stream-hill/
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Let Women Choose Her Sphere

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