Announcing "Hear Her Song" - a Musical Celebration of Extraordinary Women

From left to right:  Joshua Cerdenia, Elizabeth Stanley, Angela Grovey, Hillary Clinton, Carla Canales, Kurt Crowley

From left to right: Joshua Cerdenia, Elizabeth Stanley, Angela Grovey, Hillary Clinton, Carla Canales, Kurt Crowley

ANNOUNCING:

Hear Her Song


a musical celebration of extraordinary women, including 
Hillary Clinton, Theresa Kachindamoto,
Marilyn Lacey, Michelle Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 
and more


presented in partnership with
Vital Voices and Women Like Us, with upcoming performance at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art

"Hear Her Song" by artist   Rosemary Feit Covey

"Hear Her Song" by artist Rosemary Feit Covey

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:30pm
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Time TBA
Hammer Theater Center
San José, CA

Carla Canales, Founder/Director of The Canales Project, is pleased to announce the launch of TCP's newest initiative, Hear Her Song. Created to celebrate stories of remarkable women leaders, the initiative brings together an extraordinary array of musical artists, offering powerful insights into women's leadership worldwide.

Through collaboration with partner organizations Vital Voices and Women Like Us Foundation, Hear Her Song will honor 20 distinguished women for their achievements and courageous life choices, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Each of the honorees' insights and stories form the foundation for the creation of the new songs, featuring lyrics by TCP's Poet-in-Residence,Jacqueline Suskin and music by an all-female cast of today's leading composers and songwriters. The project is led by Kurt Crowley, also current music director of Broadway's Hamilton, and participating composers includeSarah Elizabeth Charles, Emily Estefan, Emily Hall, Molly Joyce, Tania León, and Georgia Stitt.

Hear Her Song will premiere in full at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art in March 18, 2018, and will be performed at the Hammer Theatre Center in San José, California on May 19, 2018 through a partnership with the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs and San José State University.

For further information on the initiative, please visit: thecanalesproject.com/hear-her-song.


Honorees:
Jenni Boelkens
Nadia Bushnaq
Hillary Clinton
ElsaMarie D'Silva
Dr. Laurie Green
Chief Theresa Kachindamoto
Dasha Kelly
Michelle Kennedy
Sister Marilyn Lacey
Jacqui Lewis
Celeste Mergens
Nancy Noel
Michelle Obama
Soledad O'Brien
Nancy O'Reilly
Lynn Price
Linda Rendleman
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Ariela Suster
Kathleen Turner

Composers:
Tiffany Ayalik
Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Anna Dagmar
Emily Estefan
Dina Fanai
Emily Hall
Crystal Monee Hall
Jennifer Jolley
Molly Joyce
Carla Kihlstedt
Emily Koh
Tania León
Grace McLean
Kelly Moran
Morley
Madeline Myers
Katy Pfaffl
Mazz Swift
Georgia Stitt
Shaina Taub
Annastasia Victory


TCP artists at the inaugural event for Hear Her Song,
presented in collaboration with Vital Voices.
March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

From left to right:  Molly Joyce, Jennifer Jolley, Carla Canales, Angela Grovey, Amanda Gookin, Kelly Moran  (back row);  Elizabeth Stanley, Emily Koh  (front row)

From left to right: Molly Joyce, Jennifer Jolley, Carla Canales, Angela Grovey, Amanda Gookin, Kelly Moran (back row); Elizabeth Stanley, Emily Koh (front row)

Molly Joyce