Philharmonic Musicians Performing Works by Three Women
Other Speakers and Performers To Include Hillary Clinton, Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, US Senator Tammy Duckworth, The Go-Go’s, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
On Thursday, August 13, the New York Philharmonic will participate in The 19th Represents, a virtual summit commemorating the centennial of the ratification of 19th Amendment through a series of conversations with prominent women in politics, civic engagement, journalism, and the arts. The newly recorded virtual performance by Musicians of the New York Philharmonic, scheduled to air at 3:05 p.m. EDT, will feature works by three American women: a selection from Umoja by Valerie Coleman; Harlem Shake by Camryn Cowan, a participant in the Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program; and On Shapes and Figures by Jessica Mays.
The 19th Represents follows the full launch of The 19th, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom that covers the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. Its mission is to empower women — particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media — with the information, community, and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy.
The Philharmonic’s involvement with The 19th aligns with Project 19, the Orchestra’s multi-season initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment through commissioning and premiering 19 new works by women composers.