Today and everyday we want to lift up those talented women in music who are bringing excellence to the stage (in person and virtual) and who continue to help shape music across the world and across genres.
Virtual Jazz Concert: SSU Jazz Orchestra & SSU Women's Jazz Ensemble
Friday, May 14 at 7:30pm
For women in jazz, our Jazz Program will be honoring them by performing a Virtual Jazz Concert featuring (along with our SSU Jazz Orchestra) our very own SSU Women’s Jazz Ensemble, with special guests Jeanne Geiger (on trombone), Nadje Noordhuis (on trumpet/flugelhorn), and faculty member Kasey Knudsen (on saxophone).
Doug Leibinger, Director
Featuring Special Guests:
Video Podcast: March 24
Opera Scenes: Project Pauline—Cendrillon and the Magical Life of Pauline Viardot: Thursday, May 20 at 7:30pm
I’m sure many of you know the name Pauline Viardot, but do you know much more than that? Later this month, SSU Opera Scenes will launch Project Pauline, a video podcast that interweaves a full production of her last opera, Cendrillon, with additional music by Viardot, her family, and her friends. These figures will be featured characters in an overarching drama that will show the influence Viardot had on SO many great musicians of the 19th century. We are having a blast getting to know this amazing artist by spending a semester in her world, and we can’t wait to invite you to join us there starting on March 24. More details and coming soon. Happy Women’s History Month, and happy 200th birthday, Pauline Viardot!