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Susan B. at the symphony

Jan 31, 2020
Originally published on February 8, 2020 4:16 pm

This year’s observances of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday celebration and the centenary of the 19th Amendment are momentous events, but at first glance they may not seem to inspire musical celebrations. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is prepared to prove otherwise this weekend and next.

“These are significant milestones,” Stare says, “and in planning this season we definitely wanted to make note of them.”

On January 30 and February 1, Music Director Ward Stare and the orchestra present an imaginative program titled “Women’s Suffrage: Past + Present,” and on February 6 and 8, Stare leads a concert performance of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s operatic salute to Susan B. Anthony, “The Mother of Us All.” 

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