VIRTUAL CONCERT | Women's Suffrage: Past + Present | RPO 19/20 Season Concert Rebroadcast + Live Chat | Kids Out and About Atlanta

VIRTUAL CONCERT | Women's Suffrage: Past + Present | RPO 19/20 Season Concert Rebroadcast + Live Chat

*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 06/29/2020
This Week ~ Playwright Mark Mobley’s new theatrical work, written for the RPO, sets the stories of strong Rochester women - past and present - to music. Plus, the world premiere of All on Fire, a new work by Gemma Peacocke. Don't miss the live chat and commentary led by our musicians on the RPO/WXXI 91.5 Facebook Group!


Women’s Suffrage: Past & Present
June 29 | 8PM | Classical 91.5 or

Ward Stare, conductor
Mark Mobley, playwright
Alexa Scott-Flaherty, director

  • MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: Overture in C major
  • GEMMA PEACOCKE: All on Fire
  • PERRY Short Piece for Orchestra
  • MARK MOBLEY True and Devoted*** 

Join Music Director Ward Stare for the world premiere of a new work by renowned composer, Gemma Peacocke. Plus, playwright Mark Mobley is creating a new theatrical work setting the stories of strong Rochester women, past and present, to music.



Mayor Lovely Warren…..Shirlyn Washington

Elaine Spaull…..Nancy Berg

Catherine Cerulli…..Jodi Beckwith

Tamara Leigh…..E.B. Okung

Lola DeAscentiis…..Tali Beckwith-Cohen

Interviewer……Rick Staropoli

*** A documentary-style play consisting of re-enacted interviews with five Rochesterian women (Mayor Lovely Warren, Elaine Spaull, Catherine Ceruli, Tamara Leigh, and Lola DeAscentiis) as a means of investigating the legacy of Susan B Anthony and the suffrage movement, accompanied by the following orchestral selections:

JOAN TOWER Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Church Street Serenade 

SCHUBERT Act III Entr’acte (Andantino) from Rosamunde


SMITH Allegretto amoravole from Symphony in C minor

COPLAND Corral Nocturne from Rodeo

DVORÁK Romanze from Czech Suite in D major, op. 39


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LIVE COMMENTARY by your RPO Musicians – Head over to the brand new RPO/WXXI 91.5 Facebook group to get a peek “behind the curtain,” as Steve Laipher (horn) and Eric Behr (principal oboe) provide “Sometimes Serious, Always Educational” commentary in real time throughout the concert - and answer your questions live! A Facebook account is required. Join the Group at


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