This work is a collaboration between Reena Esmail and poet/librettist Rebecca Gayle Howell, as part of Amherst College’s ‘Suffrage 2.0’ project — to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage. This work will be conducted by Arianne Abela, with soprano soloist Sherezade Panthaki, along with the Amherst College Choir and Orchestra.
Program note is forthcoming. A live spoken ‘program note’ is available at the start of the video above.
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Say Your Name was commissioned by Amherst College Choir and Orchestra. It was premiered on November 5, 2022 at Amherst College, Amherst MA by Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Alice Rogers, soprano; Amherst Choir and orchestra, Arianne Abela, conductor