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While film and video content comprise half of our artistic output, The Pleiades Project also actively creates and programs live music-theater events.

In the 2017-2018 season, we premiered Café 1907 with performances at The MultiCultural Sonic Evolution Festival (NYC) and on The Plush Nocturne Performance Series (NYC). Set in a small café at the turn-of-the-century, Café 1907 presents intimate portraits of women at various stages of their lives, offering nuanced perspectives on life, love, and making art. NYC-based composer Richard Pearson Thomas’s song cycle, Portraits of Imagined Love, is the centerpiece for this music-theater event, balanced by the works of female composers from the period, including Amy Beach, Agathe Bäcker Grøndahl, Alma Mahler, Pauline Viardot, and Ethel Smyth.

In the 2018-2019 season, The Pleiades Project premiered Come, Down Angels with performances at The Multicultural Sonic Evolution Festival (NYC) and through Inception to Exhibition at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (NYC). Come Down, Angels explores North and South American folk songs and spirituals from female perspectives, including works composed and arranged by Florence Price, Gladys Rich, Undine Smith Moore, and Violeta Parra. ​

Live Project Library

A Women's Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza

Our daring Maestra Impresaria and her dynamic troupe present the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.

World of Miyabi

This immersive show explores Japanese poetic genres from women’s perspectives through song and recited poetry. The program includes Kiyoshi Nobutoki’s settings of waka from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, Japanese art songs by composers Akane Nakanishi and Makiko Kinoshita, and into the shimmering, Leslie Uyeda’s contemporary song cycle with poetry by Joy Kogawa. These musical selections are interwoven with recited haiku, written by prominent female haiku masters from throughout Japanese history. 

Come Down Angels

A program of Song and Folk music by women, past and present. 

Featured composers include Florence Price, Rebecca Clarke, and Joni Mitchell

Café 1907

A 45-60 minute intimate look at the lives of women at the turn of the century. Set in a cafe in 1907, this piece features the work of female composers like Amy Beach, Ethel Smyth, Agathe Bäcker Grøndahl, Pauline Viardot, and Alma Mahler. Designed for three female performers (soprano or mezzo), this piece is a fun and engaging evening that introduces audiences to new works while presenting classical and crossover music in an accessible way.