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Concert celebrates International Women’s Day

The annual Empowerment Through Music concert, presented by the Cornell Department of Music and Chorus and Glee Club in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), will be held Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in Sage Chapel. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the choirs will present a concert of music centering women composers and music at the intersection of Asia and the Asian diaspora.

Dr. Yunn-Shan Ma will conduct the Empowerment Through Music concert March 9.

This is the second year that International Women's Day will be celebrated by the music department with a performance. The event is in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology and will feature Dr. Yunn-Shan Ma as a guest conductor, as well as the world premiere of “Seek, Home,” a new commission by composer Yi-Ning Lo. The concert will also feature a wide variety of compositions by Reena Esmail, Melissa Dunphy, Shireen Abu-Khader, Hyo-Won Woo, Emily Lau, and more.

“Collaborating with Dr. Ma and her talented students will be a treat,” said Joe Lerangis, assistant professor of music and the Priscilla E. Browning Director of Choral Music (A&S). “It is important to bring intersectionality into discussions of gender-based justice, which is why we are celebrating a diversity of stories and voices from Asia and the Asian diaspora this year.”

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