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Music, Gender, and Protest in the 1960s: A Symposium with Concerts (Part III- The Evening Concert)

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music was a crucial form of expression for the contestatory voices of the 1960s across the various liberation, rights, and protest movements and their successor movements. Not only were gender and sexuality the subjects of liberation movements that mark their beginnings in the late 1960s (Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation), but women and gay folk were also important participants in the music of the civil rights, peace, and environmental movements in the U.S., Latin America, and elsewhere.  As a response to male-dominated rock music culture, a lesbian-led DIY movement of “women’s music” (or womyn’s or wimmin’s music) arose in the late 1960s, developing an entire musical counter-culture throughout the 1970s.

This symposium draws out the significance of gender and protest in music of the 1960s and considers what cultural value that nexus continues to manifest. The symposium will be bookended by two concerts, the first a  “hootenanny”-style, informal concert with opportunities for audience participation, and the second a more formal concert in the concert hall.   The program for the evening concert is below.  Click here to see the schedules for the earlier parts of this day-long event:  the sing along and  the symposium , 

Sponsored by the College of  Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and in collaboration with the School of Music.

Photo:  An original hand painted slide used in John Cage’s Musicircus (1967) and in HPSCHD (1969). Courtesy of S. Husarik.

Program for Evening Concert

8:00 PM

Songs of Mercedes Sosa (1936–2009)

Como la cigarra                                                                                                                        María Elena Walsh (1930–2011)

Si se calla el cantor                                                                                                                  Horacio Guarany (1925–2017)

Dora Cardona, voice and guitar, and Adam Ricci, piano


Songs by Malvina Reynolds and Joan Baez

Little Boxes. Malvina Reynolds (1900–1978)

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)                                                     Words: Woody Guthrie (1912–1967)

Music (1961): Martin Hoffman

Brittany Griffin, mezzo-soprano, and Adam Ricci, piano


Indeterminacy / Cheap Imitation                                                                     John Cage (1912-1992)

Julia Edwards, Sara Graybeal, and Amy Parkes, readers

Gilfred Fray, piano



Music for Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece                                                                               Lihuen Sirvent


Voice of Women in Old Time Music

Red Rocking Chair

Wayfaring Pilgrim                                           From NC musician Ola Belle Reed (1916–2002)

West Virginia Mine Disaster                         From Kentucky musician Jean Ritchie (1922–2015)

Say Darlin, Day                                                Traditional, from NC Musician Sheila Kay Adams (b. 1953)

Old Time Fire on the Mountain                    Traditional Fiddle Tune

March is Mueller Month                                 Sarah Dorsey


UNCG Old Time Ensemble: Caroline Infante Arismendi, Banjo; Triston Broadway, Fiddle

Elizabeth Church, Banjo (Tentative); Aran Garnett-Deakin, Banjo; Abigail Klima, Fiddle

Rebecca Bhuiyan, Fiddle; Vini Kuker, Ukulele; Sarah Dorsey, Mandolin; Kristen Mitchell, Guitar

Diana Campuzano Bueno, Mandolin; Jonathan Mirrielees, Guitar/Bass

Christen Blanton, Director




April 5
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tew Recital Hall
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27412 United States


Music Bldg-1-CVPA – Recital Hall (350)