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A Celebration of Women

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Performance

Conductor Rebecca Tong leads the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in this celebratory program that honors Women’s History Month. Violinist and Sphinx collaborator Melissa White returns to Hilbert Circle Theatre to perform Florence Price’s Violin Concerto. The program also features six female composers from around the world, including Brazil, the United States, China, Canada, Indonesia, and Mexico. Florence Price was a trailblazer who created a successful career at a time when there were few opportunities for female composers. The rest of the composers featured continue to blaze trails in the 21st century with their wide range of styles and perspectives, standing at the forefront of classical compositions today.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. There will be a panel from 4 to 4:45 p.m. moderated by Tamara Winfrey-Harris, President of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, featuring women in the arts—including Rebecca Tong and Melissa White.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome the following partners who will host informational booths in the lobby and oval promenade of Hilbert Circle Theatre. Be sure to arrive early to meet our partners and learn more about their important work in our community.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
CICF Women’s Fund
Centers of Wellness for Urban Women
Girls Inc.
Girls Rock! Camp
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Indiana Writers Center
Latinas Welding Guild
Let’s Stop Weathering
Lucas Bols
The Milk Bank
Southbank Theatre Company
Teddy Bear Concert Series: Book signing with Victoria Kintner Griswold and Sharon Vargo

Program to Include

Bonecos de Olinda (2020)

Clarice Assad

Violin Concerto #1 (1939)

Florence Price

Ge Xu for orchestra (1994)

Chen Yi

Earworms (2018)

Vivian Fung

Scene of a Voyage (2023)

Eunike Tanzil

Antropolis (2019)

Gabriela Ortiz

Artistic Leadership

Rebecca Tong


Melissa White

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