"Momentum - Portraits of Women in Motion," Ellen Rowe Octet

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"Momentum - Portraits of Women in Motion," Ellen Rowe Octet
Event Date: 
June 22, 2024
Event Time: 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Arthur Miller Theatre - Walgreen Drama Center
Event Tags: 
"Momentum - Portraits of Women in Motion," Ellen Rowe Octet

The Ellen Rowe Octet performs a concert for the Feminist Theory & Music conference; this concert is also free and open to the public.

“Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion” is an album project that was released in 2019. Each piece is a tribute to, and musical portrait, of women heroes of Ellen Rowe’s in the areas of music, sports, social justice, environmental advocacy, and politics. The pieces are orchestrated for varying sizes of chamber jazz ensemble, ranging from quintet to octet. In addition to having recorded a CD, Rowe tours with her ensemble of nationally recognized female jazz artists with the goal of performing the music with younger women jazz students, giving them the opportunity to play with her band and get mentored by the professional musicians. The Ellen Rowe Octet also hosts discussion groups devoted to issues of gender and sexuality in order to foster dialogue and empower young women. Some of the women included in the portraits include Mary Lou Williams and Geri Allen, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, unsung black female heroines of the civil rights movement like Fannie Lou Hamer and Mary McLeod Bethune, singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King, Michelle Obama, animal rights and environmental advocates Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall and long distance runners Joan Benoit Samuelson, Gunhilde Swanson and Meghan Canfield Laws.

Learn more about Feminist Theory & Music (FT&M) 17.
 

Free - no tickets required