The String Queens will perform a free concert at Macey Center, March 24. The Washington, D.C.-based trio has a varied repertoire.
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To cap a month-long celebration of women’s talents, innovations and contributions, New Mexico Tech is hosting a free performance of a dynamic and soulful trio of women string musicians with a repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The String Queens, a Washington, D.C.-based group of string instrumentalists, will perform Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Macey Center.

The performance, which is part of the NMT Performing Arts Series’ Presidential Chamber Music Series, is free and open to the public. No pre-registration or tickets are required to attend the concert.

An artists’ reception for the month-long Women’s History Month exhibition of paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and pottery created by Socorro County women artists will be held on the second floor of Macey Center prior to the performance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The reception will offer appetizers and drink specials.

The String Queens – featuring Kendall Isadore on violin, Dawn Johnson on viola, and Élise Sharp on cello – perform rousing programs that transport audiences through time and a multitude of musical genres. The group has been featured in venues across four continents, including Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Royal Festival Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and at a special tribute to Vice President Kamala Harris during her inauguration in January 2021. In August 2022, The String Queens released its third album titled “RISE.”

Other WomenFest highlights include: a panel of Indigenous women engineers and scientists, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Macey Center auditorium; an Expo featuring vendors and organizations, plus a stage of music and dance performances, speakers, workshops, demonstrations and more, March 25 from noon to 4 p.m. on the Macey Center grounds.

WomenFest events are sponsored by the City of Socorro, the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series, the New Mexico Tech Graduate Student Association, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Socorro, the Rotary Club of Socorro, The Susan Miller & Michael Fazzone Memorial, the Betty Clark Platinum Inaugural Endowment, and Dr. Stephen G. Wells, President of New Mexico Tech.

More information is at

New Mexico Tech report