Rhode Island Philharmonic & Judith Lynn Stillman to Present ‘ Women Trailblazers in Music: A Play-Within-A-Concert’

By David Salazar

Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate Women’s History Month with “Women Trailblazers in Music: A Play-Within-A-Concert.”

The showcase, scheduled for March 7 and 10, 2024 at the Carter Center, will meld music, theatre, visual art, and history to present a journey about pioneering women composers throughout history.

“These extraordinary women composers have been marginalized, repressed, and  shamefully neglected, but should be household names,” said Judith Lynn Stillman, Rhode Island College’s Artist-in-Residence and the main curator and performer for this showcase. “They were  forced to remain in the shadows of men, but they were equally talented. Their innovative masterpieces are imaginative, passionate, and heartfelt, and they’re a joy to play.”

Audiences will see performances by such artists as vocalists Mia Douglas, Jess Huetteman, Teresa Eickel and Nora Pace, among others.