May 08 2021
A Far Cry Concert: Ain't I A Woman

A Far Cry Concert: Ain't I A Woman

Presented by A Far Cry at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard College)

Sojourner Truth used the phrase “Ain’t I a Woman?” in her famous 1851 speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, OH. As one of the central voices in the abolitionist movement, Truth’s question has, for generations, served as a sounding horn in the advocacy of rights and political equality of all women. Her legacy inspires this program which is a meditation - literally and figuratively - on the strength of women. From a German medieval saint, to a Venezuelan Romantic, to a young Indian-American who melds musical cultures, Ain’t I A Woman calls on the deep well of ingenuity, wisdom, and grit of women across time and around the globe as portrayed by five extraordinary female composers. Over the arc of this musical journey, a quiet and confident energy builds until it finally erupts into an ecstatic and joyful celebration.

Musical Program:
Hildegard von Bingen | Alma Redemptoris Mater, arr. A Far Cry
Meredith Monk | Nightfall, arr. A Far Cry
Reena Esmail | Teen Murti
Jessie Montgomery | Strum
Teresa Carreño | Serenade for Strings in E-flat Major

Admission Info

Purchase a digital Event Pass (this year’s version of a traditional concert ticket) to join us for the Live Watch Party of the premiere of “Ain't I A Woman” on Saturday, May 8 at 8pm, and enjoy new Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!

Debut Pass – $8 (includes unlimited streaming for 24 hours from the first time you click to view)

30-Day Pass – $20 (includes unlimited streaming for 30 days from the first time you click to view)

Infinity Pass – $40 (includes unlimited streaming for 1 yr from the first time you click to view, plus a permanent download)


Students: $5 Debut and 30-Day Passes
Seniors: 20% off Debut and 30-Day Passes
EBT, ConnectorCare and WIC Card holders: FREE Debut Passes, $5 30-Day Passes

Email for the discount codes and to learn more!

Phone: 6175534887


Additional time info:

Interested in viewing all of A Far Cry’s 2020-2021 Season concerts? Visit our website to learn more about the Frequent Crier Program – our new take on season subscriptions – with the addition of exciting perks, enhanced flexibility, and an even closer connection to the Criers and their artistic process.

Dates & Times

2021/05/08 - 2021/05/08

Location Info

Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard ...

27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Accessibility Info