WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
A leadership initiative
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 5PM
LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Jane Chu | CHAIRMAN
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
SANTA FE PRO MUSICA believes that a vibrant performing arts community depends on the principles of excellence, inclusion, outreach and new voices. The launch of WOMEN OF DISTINCTION establishes Pro Musica as an innovative leader in these areas. This initiative is an outgrowth of our WOMEN COMPOSERS PROJECT and focuses on presenting some of classical music’s most under-represented voices: women conductors and composers. With this focus in mind, for the 2018-19 season Pro Musica is excited to present composers Sally Beamish and Jessie Montgomery, and conductors Lina Gonzalez-Granados, Gemma New and Ruth Reinhardt.
Please join us for a keynote address by Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who will speak about the state of the arts in the United States. Following the address, she will be joined by Music Director Thomas O’Connor, and educator and oral historian Dr. Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz in a conversation on women in the arts.