In Cazenovia, N.Y., an arts festival marking women’s suffrage movement

Posted on: July 13, 2017

“ ‘Celebrating Suffrage: Kindling the Flame,’ the 37th Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival for the expressive arts, will highlight staged scenes from a newly commissioned opera about Matilda Jocelyn Gage,” on July 21, writes Linda Loomis in Tuesday’s (7/11) The event is “part of the annual celebration of visual, musical and literary arts [in] the historic village throughout July…. ‘This year, we celebrate the centenary of women’s right to vote in New York,’ … says program advisor Neva Pilgrim. The new opera, ‘Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage’ … is by Persis Parshall Vehar with libretto by Gabrielle Vehar. It tells the story of the Fayetteville native who worked alongside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to spark the women’s suffrage movement. New York state signed on in 1917, three years before women could vote in a national election…. [On] July 16 … music by New York women composers will be performed at Cazenovia First Presbyterian Church…. [At] Critz Farms on July 19 … music by 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun, Fang Man, Daniel Sutheran and Scott Gobin will … be performed…. Curated art exhibits are already in place and continue to the end of July with more than two dozen New York artists showing their work.”

Posted July 13, 2017