On Tuesday, May 16, Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson hosted the third annual free concert, Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music. Make Some Noise, created from Barnard's commitment to educating and advancing "noisy" women, celebrates the diversity of women musicians in the New York City community. The evening's lineup, selected by a citywide audition process, highlighted women musicians from New York City's colleges and universities making an impact in one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world.

With over 250 people gathered in Riverside Park's Crabapple Grove, the concert opened with an introduction by Barnard's Assistant Vice President for Communications, Patricia Keim, and Summer on the Hudson's Executive Director, Zhen Heinemann. First to take the stage was emerging soulful pop singer Zoe Allyn (Barnard College '18). Following Allyn was a unique koto and voice collaboration with Yingjia (Lemon) Guo and Katherine Whatley (Columbia University & Barnard College ’17); percussion and strings band, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans (Lehman College); female rock trio, Castle Black (School of Visual Arts NYC); and Barnard’s own all-female a cappella group, Bacchantae. NYC’s only all-women drum line, FogoAzul NYC (Hunter College) closed the evening with a full-energy performance that brought the audience to their feet!