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A Music Concert that Honors the Trans Community

Saturday, October 10, 2015
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

A Music Concert that Honors The Trans Community

Hyaline Songs is an instrumental album about growing up as a trans woman, navigating gendered ideals and realities, and finding the way home again.

The concert will involve 5 pairs of songs-one improvised on piano, the others composed digitally with commentary from the composer/performer. Calliope Wong, is a UConn junior who is a pre-med English major. She is a Chinese American trans woman with hopes of becoming an endocrinologist who composes music, paints and writes. This album honors the trans communities, past, present and future.

This project was funded by the IDEA research grant in the Office of Undergraduate Research; and the concert is sponsored by the Rainbow Center.

The album, Hyaline Songs will be available on CD for $10.00. 50% of the album proceeds will benefit 2 transgender nonprofit organizations: The Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth and Trans Life Line.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The concert is free.

Contact:

rainbowcenter@uconn.edu

Rainbow Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar, Women's Center, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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