Join host Michael Wolch on Saturday March 7th for 2 hours dedicated to women composers and performers. International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8th, but we are beginning our celebrations a day early.
International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911.
Between 5:00 - 6:00 there will also be a special feature interview with America's Got Talent runner-up, soprano Barbara Padilla.
Here are a few videos from some of the composers and performers that will be featured: