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Leap Day Concert: Celebration of African-American Women Composers

Close-up photograph of rolled-up sheet music.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Price: $10 - $25

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Jessica Valiente

Event Description

On the intersection of Black History Month and Women's History Month, we celebrate Black Women with a concert of Black Women Composers!

Works by:

  • Undine Smith Moore
  • Julia Perry
  • Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and Marietta Simpson
  • Valerie Coleman
  • Allison Loggins-Hull
  • Shanyse Strickland


  • Jessica Valiente, flute
  • Xiyu Deng, piano
  • Maggie Faulkner and Daphne Faulkner, violins
  • Judith Insell and Paris Milane, violas
  • Clarissa Howell and Mel Greenwich, cellos
  • Shanyse Strickland, conductor

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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