Musicians of Ma’alwyck presents a very special collaborative concert with the Siena College Chorus and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Timothy Reno celebrating the Suffragettes and the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Entitled a “Declaration of Sentiments,” the concert will feature works of American female composers Marion Bauer (Songs for Soprano and String Quartet, and Pieces for solo flute perhaps world premiere performances) and Amy Beach (Theme & Variations for Flute and String Quartet–an incredible piece of chamber music) and Daybreak of English composer REBECCA CLARKE (who spent the final decade of her life in America). Soprano Jean Leonard will be the soloist. We are also delighted to present the world premiere of “Are women people?” by Kathleen Ballantyne, a work based on Suffragette texts. Commissioned by Siena College for this concert, the work is scored for chorus, vocal soloists and string quartet.
The concert will also include a reading by newscaster and documentary maker Elaine Houston of the seminal Suffrage movement document “Declaration of Sentiments,” whose principal author was Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The events will take place at Druthers Brewery, 1053 Broadway, Albany, New York on Sunday, March 20 – (1) A Pre-Concert Lecture will be at 2:00 p.m. (FREE with ticket), (2) the concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and (3) Dinner will follow the concert at 5:00 p.m. Concert ticket only: $15 for adults, $5 for students (regular seating, no special beer tasting). Additional VIP concert tickets and amenities are available – please click here for more information.