The Opera Company of Brooklyn and the Barnard music program perform Handel’s tale of the heroic knight, Ruggiero, and his true love, Bradamante, who frees him from the bewitching spell of the sorceress Alcina

A distinguished panel of composers discusses the rewards and challenges of composing and staging performances of new music by women. Moderated by Gail Archer, director of the Barnard music program.

Students from the Barnard and Columbia music department perform the War Requiem by Benjamin Britten.

In honor of composer Judith Weir’s 60th anniversary, the music program performs her 1990 operatic masterpiece.