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CLASSICAL | Women in Music concerts


In honor of a century of women's voting rights in New York State, the Eastman School of Music will present "Women's Voices," a concert that reveres the past while looking to the future. A full lineup of performers includes pianists Sylvie Beaudette and Tony Caramia, vocalists Kathryn Cowdrick and Teresa Ringholz, violinist Rebecca Boyd, and the Eastman Women's Chorus. A wonderful bonus is that the program boasts two world premieres by composers Lori Laitman and Jennifer Mitchell — "Are Women People?" and "The Red Silk Shawl," respectively — both of which draw from the history of women's suffrage and the legacy of Susan B. Anthony. "Women's Voices" will take place Sunday, March 5, at Eastman School of Music's Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 3 p.m. $10 (free with UR ID). 274-3000;

A second concert, "Celebrating Women in Music," will be performed on Tuesday, March 7, at Hochstein Performance Hall. The all-piano program performed by Caramia, an Eastman School of Music professor, and his students exclusively features the works of female composers, including Amy Beach, Dana Suesse, and Libby Larsen as well as two world premieres. "Celebrating Women in Music" will be presented on Tuesday, March 7, at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 7:30 p.m.  Free. 454-4596;