The Telos Trio hosted a concert titled “Equality Now: Celebrating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” in Seneca Falls, NY. The highlight of the concert was Gwyneth Walker‘s Equality Now!, commissioned and premiered by the ensemble. The lively work is a celebration of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in 1848. The six-movement work includes readings from suffragists’ writings and the Declaration of Sentiments that was written for the Seneca Falls convention. The concert musically traced the history of the women’s suffrage movement from its inception in 1840 at the World Anti-Slavery Convention to 1917 when women voted for the first time in New York State.
The Telos Trio is known for synthesizing elements from diverse sources into creative, interdisciplinary programs. The group pulls inspiration from spiritual sources and practices and draw poetry, art, and storytelling into concerts showcasing a diversity of musical styles. The members of the trio teach at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY.