Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series Debuts with Program Featuring Women Composers
February 20, 2016
Posted on February 17, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz
The Bucknell University Orchestra's "Semester of Social Justice," a three-concert series during the spring 2016 semester, will debut Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.
Commemorating International Women's Day, this concert is titled "The Struggle to be Heard - Women Composers and the Symphony" and will feature music of great women composers. Selections will include music by British composer and suffragette Ethel Smyth, Cecile Chaminade, Rachel Portman and Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra. Guest performers will include Leslie Cullen, flute soloist, and the Women of the Bucknell Chorale under the direction of Professor Beth Willer.
The Semester of Social Justice Series is a direct, musical response to Bucknell President John Bravman's call for Bucknellians to recommit to action that fosters an environment that reduces intolerance and discrimination and builds a community in which all are valued and respected.
Additional concerts in this series are scheduled for March 4 and April 16.
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