As March, and Women’s History Month, quickly comes to a close, there are still great opportunities to support women’s work in music in concerts across the country!
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Connecticut) will hold their annual event this year from March 30-April 2. This year the Festival will host Paula Matthusen as Composer-In-Residence with Guest Ensemble forty/sixty. The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Wood, and one of the pioneering feminist musicologists who helped pave the way for the rediscovery of many forgotten women composers.
The weekend of events will include many concerts as well as lectures, workshops, panels, and opportunities to have great conversations and musical experiences! Find out more here.
Listening to Ladies, the podcast we can’t get enough of, is hosting another concert featuring works by non-cis-male composers – the ten winners that resulted from the Call for Scores that took place in November. The concert will take place on April 1, is FREE to attend, and is a must-see for anyone in the NYC Area! Find out more information here or on the Listening to Ladies Facebook page.
Brass & Wind: New Music by Women Composers
Saturday April 1st, 2017 at 6:00pm
Gallery MC 549 W 52nd St, Fl 8th, New York, New York 10019
Attendance: FREE (donations accepted)
Also on April 1, the Michigan Philharmonic will present the world premiere of 112 Degrees by Alice Gomez. The concert is a must-see, and a perfect opportunity for families of all ages to attend a symphonic concert. Also included in the program are Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and John Williams’ Star Wars Medley. A wonderfully diverse concert that will help introduce a contemporary work by a woman composer to young audiences! Find out more information, and purchase tickets, here.
On Tuesday, April 4 the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra will be presenting a concert of Sea Songs, including Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto featuring Maria Larinoff. We are very happy to have been able to help support this concert in part through a WPA Performance Grant! Find out more information about the performance, and how to get tickets, at the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra Facebook page.