Femmelody Chamber Music Collective is a NYC-based group of women and non-binary musicians performing music by women and non-binary composers of the past and present. Through our concerts and events, we intend to awaken an awareness of the contributions of women across artistic and professional disciplines that have been historically dismissed. Femmelody CMC had its debut concert in the fall of 2017.
Since then, we have established a classical music concert series in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We also host a series of Open Mic Night and Talkbacks that showcases women and LGBTQ+ artists in intimate, casual settings. We pair these open mic performances with productive and healing conversations surrounding gender and social justice and other related topics.
NYC x Toronto is the product of a cross-city collaborative artistic effort between early-career women musicians based in both cities throughout 2019. This program of music for flute, percussion, violin, and electronics will feature Canadian premieres of works by Stephanie Orlando (Toronto), the Rebecca Gray and Adrienne Scott artistic duo (Toronto), and Yael Litwin (NYC), as well as other contemporary works by women composers.
This concert, which was also given in NYC in June of this year, was made possible by the Sullivan/Kroken fund and the Association of Canadian Women Composers.