On August 16, 2018, the world lost one of the most inspired artists of all time, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. In honor of her life and contribution, Women Rock will include a special musical and video tribute in all of our concerts as part of the upcoming season.
Women Rock brings together the music of Holly Knight, Carole King, Irene Cara, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Tina Turner. The concert features hit songs including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Freeway of Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Piece Of My Heart,” “Dancing In The Street,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Simply The Best,” “These Dreams,” “Lovin’ You,” “Flashdance,” and “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman,” all expertly arranged by Grammy Award winner and pops conductor Jeff Tyzik.
Starring three of Broadway’s brightest young female stars and your orchestra, this incredible evening pays homage to the powerful singers and songwriters who changed rock n’ roll forever. An exciting option to include projected imagery of these iconic women throughout their careers during the concert is available.
Women Rock comes with all orchestral arrangements, three vocalists and at least one rhythm section musician. Projection of imagery is optional. Orchestra provides the conductor and additional rhythm section musicians. Technical Rider available upon request. Women Rock is a co-production of Jeff Tyzik, Greenberg Artists and Schirmer Theatrical.
HIGH SCHOOL SING-OFF
Presented with select orchestras, the WOMEN ROCK Sing-Off invites students currently enrolled in high school to audition for a chance to perform onstage in a live performance of WOMEN ROCK! Three finalists are invited to compete in a pre-concert show, from which the winner will be featured on the 2nd half of the concert!
Visit the official Sing-Off page for more information!
WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP
A portion of the proceeds from productions of Women Rock will be donated to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (WMRC), a non-profit music and social justice organization that empowers more than 500 girls and women in New York City through music education, volunteerism, and activities that foster safer spaces, self-respect, leadership skills, creativity and collaboration.
WMRC offers year-round and summer programs serving girls and gender non-binary youth ages 5-18. The Girls Rock! camp summer sessions (for ages 8-18), and Jumpstart summer rock camp (for ages 5-7), bring together intentionally diverse groups to explore identity and self-expression, ask questions of the world, build community, and act as leaders in their own process of musical creation. The non-profit also offers a three day Ladies Rock Camp intensive (for adults ages 19 and up), based upon their youth model. Year-round programming includes after school Rhythm & Voice workshops and Rock Out Today mini-camps in NYC public schools, as well as an Arts & Activism Fellowship which provides opportunities for teen women from low and moderate-income households to create their own podcasts, and explore the powerful combination of art and social justice.
To learn more about Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and their amazing community, please read more here or follow them on Instagram at @WillieMaeRockCamp.
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Concert Duration: approx. 95 min (inclusive of 20 min intermission)
Instrumentation: 3 solo vocalists + 0.0.0.asx(fl,tsx).barsx(fl).0/220.127.116.11/2perc+dms/pf(kbd)/gtr(egtr).eb/str (click HERE for a full description of instrumentation requirements)
Alternate Versions: Women Rock (featuring three vocalists & a four-piece All Star band)