Tonight | "Weaving Stories" - A Women's Choral Experience

04/25/2013

Contributed by Jenny Stockdale

Join Janet Galván, as she leads the Women's Chorale and several very special guests in an evening of song that explores the collective fabric of our experiences. 

"Weaving Stories" | Ithaca College Women's Chorale
Janet Galván, conductor
Ford Hall
Friday April 26th, 2013
8:15 pm

Featuring Works by Sally Lamb, Paquito D'Rivera, Rhiannon from WeBe3, Randall Thompson, Flory Jagoda, and more!

A Teaser From The Program:
The evening is called “Weaving Stories.” The majority of the music is folk-based or based on poetry that tells a story. Artifacts with stories behind them will be on display in the Lobby before the concert. Enjoy the “weavings” and artistic endeavors from our relatives and friends – each of these objects has a story. 

The old quilt that was used to cover furniture in moves after it was worn, but provided warmth when it was new, tells a story. None of the fabric was purchased to make a quilt. It was made from leftover material from homemade clothes. The top was stitched by Dr. Galván’s grandmother but finished around a quilting frame with relatives helping. Many stories were told in the making of that quilt. There are other quilts and other artwork. Enjoy all of our stories as we weave the music tonight. 

We are also acknowledging that in many of the old stories in song, young lovers took their own lives – “dying for love,” because life's momentary pain seems endless. Sally Lamb McCune set this piece in a way that reminds us that this is incredibly sad. In the past, settings often romanticized the notion of dying for love. We hear the gravity of the situation in this current work. We want to dedicate our concert to memory of Audrie Pott, a 15-year old girl who hanged herself after feeling devastatingly humiliated by an image of her sexual assault being circulated online. We have handed out yellow ribbons tonight. Yellow Ribbon is dedicated to preventing youth suicide and attempts by making suicide prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help by empowering communities and individuals through leadership, awareness and education and by collaborating and partnering with support networks to save lives.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Ithaca College (607-274-3136) and Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service (800-273-TALK) in the city of Ithaca are the two local suicide prevention resources.

 Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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