Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Trianon Theatre, 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
Experience some of the Bay Area’s finest treble choirs during this afternoon of new music-making!
This event marks the premiere of a piece by Julia Adolphe, setting a PWC-commissioned poem by Safiya Sinclair, which will be the first work from our Trailblazers Project: a multi-year, collaborative choral project with faculty in Stanford University's Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. We celebrate the contributions of three iconic women—Harriet Tubman, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and Alice Paul—all of whom blazed the way toward significant American social and political change.
Teaser Video:
We are excited to announce that Judith Bryant, the great-great-grandniece of trailblazer Harriet Tubman, will be a part of New Music for Treble Voices Festival's panel discussion on March 10 at noon! Bryant has been an advocate of honoring Tubman's legacy, as shown in this PBS NewsHour clip. We are excited to hear her thoughts in conversation with faculty from Stanford's Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, Artistic Director Martín Benvenuto, composer Julia Adolphe, and poet Safiya Sinclair.
Panel workshop (free and open to the public): 12:00 p.m. ​at the Trianon Theatre
  • Artistic Director ​Martín Benvenuto (moderator)
  • Special guest ​Judith Bryant (family member of Harriet Tubman)
  • Stanford University's Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Faculty ​Petra Dierkes-Thrun
  • Composer ​Julia Adolphe​
  • Poet ​Safiya Sinclair​​
New Music for Treble Voices Festival participating choral groups:
Overview and history of the New Music for Treble Voices Festival
Moon GoddessJocelyn Hagen 1980-commissioned by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus through the ACDA Women’s Consortium
displacement: II. Alpha Beta InnovateEric Tuan 1990-commissioned by the PWC
displacement: V. San FranciscoEric Tuan 1990-commissioned by the PWC
Child of ImpossiblesJulia Adolphe 1988-Commissioned by the PWC as part of the Trailblazers Project. PWC-commissioned poem by Safiya Sinclair