Arts, Music & Nature
March is Women's History Month which celebrates women's contributions to history, culture, and society. In the U.S., it has been observed annually in March since 1987.
Women's history is full of trailblazers in the fight for equality in the United States, from Abigail Adams imploring her husband to "remember the ladies" to suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fighting for women's right to vote, to Vice President Kamala Harris continuing to break the glass ceiling.
Women's History Month is a great chance to get involved with organizations that support women and girls. Here are a few nonprofit organizations to help get you started:
Additionally, click here to download the National Women’s History Museum’s 2021 Women's History Month Resource Toolkit, with links to biographies, events, and programs to celebrate this important month.
While some glass ceilings have been shattered, others remain. As Hilary Clinton said while accepting her party's nomination for President of the United States, "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."
- Julia Bullock
Jan. 14 at 10 p.m.; calperformances.org; available until April 14.
Pieces by William Grant Still and Margaret Bonds are at the core of a program that also includes songs by Wolf and Schumann (selections from “Dichterliebe”), a set from “The Sound of Music,” and material from John Adams’s recent opera “Girls of the Golden West,” composed with Ms. Bullock in mind. Laura Poe is the pianist.
- Eve Egoyan
Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.; rcmusic.com; available until Jan. 23.
This Canadian pianist, who specializes in contemporary music, will perform the premiere of her Seven Studies for Augmented Piano.
- Lonely House
Available now until Jan. 22; operavision.eu and on YouTube.
This performance (first streamed live late in December) offers a fresh look at Kurt Weill, focusing on that composer’s years in Paris and New York.
- Cast members of the Off-Broadway show "Emojiland" virtually came together to perform a quarantine music video of the show's original song, "Stand For." In their virtual performance, the cast is joined by hundreds of young musicians, including students from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School.
- Every Tuesday @8pm - through October 31st - City Ballet will release footage of filmed performances on the company’s YouTube page.
- The Joyce Theatre’s fall season of streaming performances gets off to an excellent start with a digital showcase of four companies, available through October, 19th.
- Invictus by Anthony Barfield, is an anthem for New York City and pays tribute to the resilience of the city and its people, reflecting hope and the anticipation of a better future on the horizon.
- From the Vault: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Shandlee Music Festival Past Virtual Events
- Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope concert
- Watch the New York City Community Chorus perform “Will You Love Me Tomorrow."
- NYBG virtual Orchid Show
- Virtual museum tour
- Janet Cohen Mandel Mini-art talks
- San Diego Live Cams
- The American Museum of Natural History supports teaching and learning from home by offering hundreds of free K-12 curriculum resources
- Selected Shorts: Little Rebellions on the Symphony Space YouTube channel.
- Broadway plays and musicals you can watch from home. Many stage productions are filmed for distribution on streaming services. Many classic plays and musicals are available online right now.
- Stream a performance of Table of Silence Project 9/11 presented by the Buglisi Dance Theater and Lincoln Center, in partnership with the nonprofit Dance/NYC.
- Browse the 9/11 Museum’s oral histories, a collection of documents and recorded interviews with survivors, emergency medical workers and victims’ families.
Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.