“Music She Wrote” offers a program of music entirely by women composers. Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn, was an accomplished composer during a time when society was not ready to embrace the fact that women could write music as equally significant as their male counterparts. Her String Quartet from 1834 is a testament to her enduring brilliance.
Florence Beatrice Price was the first African-American woman to have her music played by a major orchestra. Her “Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint” is an imaginative reframing from 1951 of old American spirituals for string quartet.
Two living women composers are also featured on this program: Polish-American Dosia McKay’s “Grit and Glitz” for String Quartet and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s “Entr’acte.”
Join us for a happy-hour starting at 5:30pm with beverages and light appetizers at no cost.