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By Judith Krummeck

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in America. The 19th Amendment to the constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920. It has to be said, though, that while black women were legally entitled to vote, they were effectively denied voting rights in many Southern states until 1965.

In my native country, although European and Asian women were allowed to vote in 1930, it wasn’t until South African independence in 1994 that women of other races, as well as men of all races, were enfranchised. In the United Kingdom, women could vote—at 30 years of age with property qualifications, or as graduates of UK universities—from the year 1918, while men could vote at 21 with no qualification. From 1928 British women had equal suffrage with men.

This is all very well, I hear you say, but what has it got to do with a classical music radio station?

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Programming Notes

Mar 14 - Der Fliegende Hollander - 1pm
Mar 21 - La Cenerentola - 1pm
Mar 28 - Werther - 1pm
Apr 4 - Orfeo ed Euridice - 1pm
Apr 11 - Tosca - 1pm
Apr 18 - Simon Boccanegra - 1pm
Apr 25 - Turandot - 1pm
May 2 - Kata Kabanova - 1pm
May 9 Maria Stuarda - 1pm

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the  WBJC Operafest  coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possible by YOU, our members.

This month:

Steven Leyva wears two hats to the Booknotes studio—poet and board member of the CityLity Project.

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Blog Highlights

This month is Women’s History Month, and keeping to that standard, I will be programming a different female-identifying composer’s work on every day that I program (excluding Listener’s Choice, as that’s your call), and two different composers every Sunday afternoon!

Because the list I have is so long, I may (read: may) not get to some composers that I programmed last month, so if you find that I’ve missed someone, check my playlists from February; these are all composers you should check out, whether or not I get around to playing them for you this month.. ..

Two cocktails that I created for Mary Zajac This week. The first was inspired by some Quebecois beverages that I picked up returned from Canada. Un Canadian Errant (The Wandering Canadian) is a famous folk song from Quebec. The cocktail combined Apple Brandy and Blueberry Liquor from Quebec with lemon and Orange juice and Bourbon from the US. As so many Quebecois go south for the Winter including my mother I thought this worked great.

Once again, I thought of you as I strolled around an art museum looking at paintings that touched on music. The Renoir oil on canvas, Woman at the Piano, needs no explanation. For the Degas pastel, Ballet at the Paris Opéra, I may need to direct your attention to the bottom right corner, where you will see the heads of two string basses.

It was my second time at The Art Institute of Chicago and, aside from remembering the treasure house of Impressionist paintings, it has always lodged in my memory for the time I overheard a father speaking to his son in front of the series of Monet Haystacks and saying to him, “What is that?” The boy’s response was, “A muffin.”

Listener's Choice

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing  listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on  Facebook. You can even call in during the week (410-580-5800) and we'll make sure John gets your request!
Starting 3/7, John Scherch be premiering the role of Man from the City in Frances Pollock and Bob Misbin's new opera Briscula the Magician with Bel Cantanti Opera.  https://www.facebook.com/events/904727566644837/  http://belcantanti.com/

Starting 4/11, he'll be performing the roles of Marullo and Sparafucile in IN Series' circus-themed and orchestrated production of Verdi's Rigolettohttp://www.inseries.org/event/5614204b47c38b4e4747d2ee6ac2247a/Susanna-OR-Rigoletto

And finally, starting 7/12, John will be singing the Sergeant of Police in Young Victorian Theatre Company's The Pirates of Penzance for their 50th anniversary.

Coronavirus willing, Judith Krummeck will be taking Old New Worlds to New York for an author event on Thursday April 2nd at 7:30pm. The Multiverse Reading Series is hosted by Buunni Coffee at 4961 Broadway.
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