July 30, 2018

The second annual concert by New York City's Impromptu Music will focus this year on women's leadership. The concert will take place on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3 West 65th Street at Central Park West). All proceeds from the concert will go to the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, which promotes leadership and activism among young women.

The repertoire at the free concert will feature works written for women or by women. The music will span from the twelfth century to the twenty-first, with works by Hildegarde von Bingen and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw as well as an all-women's performance of Vivaldi's Gloria, originally written for an all-girls' school and orphanage.

The concert's organizers are Jolle Greenleaf, Madeline Healey, K. Aleah Papes, Elisa Sutherland, and Pamela Terry. The ensemble of singers and instrumentalists will be led from the violin by Juilliard faculty member Cynthia Roberts, and will feature some of New York City's top early music performers.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project, founded in 2001, offers programs designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women and gender expansive youth as agents for change in their lives and in the world and to increase their participation in social, political, and economic decision-making.

The concert is free and accessible to the public, and audience members may support the event by donating what they wish through Impromptu Music's website, impromptumusic.nyc, or at the door. Last year's concert, held at St. Michael's Church on the Upper West Side, was attended by 350 people and raised more than $12,000.

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For further information about Impromptu Music please contact Madeline Healey, Organizer, 216-544-0629, madhealey@gmail.com

For further information about the Sadie Nash Leadership Project please contact Samra Ghermay, Development and Communications Manager, 212-391-8664, samra@sadienash.org

Media release issued on behalf of Impromptu Music and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project by MusicCo International, Ltd., Melanne Mueller, Director, 917-907-2785, melanne@musiccointernational.com

Impromptu Music: Raising funds for Sadie Nash to support women's leadership Vivaldi's Gloria and works by Caroline Shaw and Hildegarde von Bingen
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street, NYC

About Impromptu Music
Impromptu Music is a group of music professionals who volunteer their time and talents to support the causes they care about. Impromptu Music's first concert took place in 2017 on September 15, International Day of Democracy, when 65 musicians from New York City and beyond came together for a free performance of Bach's monumental Mass in B minor to raise money for social justice causes. Visit impromptumusic.nyc for more information.

About Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Founded in 2001, Sadie Nash Leadership Project strengthens, empowers, and equips young women and gender-expansive youth to be agents of change in their lives and in the world. On an annual basis, more than 500 young people ages 11-22 participate in the award-winning programming in New York City and Newark. Throughout all the Project's programs - from the flagship six-week Summer Institute to after-school classes on identity and social movements to paid internships at local community organizations to support with the college application process - Sadie Nash builds community and critical consciousness. The Project provides a foundation for all participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for themselves and their community. Visit sadienash.org for more information.

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