https://cewm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/press-4-21-gala.png 683 216 Blake Stanyon https://cewm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CEWM-Logo-Purple-340w.png Blake Stanyon2017-04-21 13:52:002021-03-20 13:30:23Close Encounters with Music June 10 Gala Concert “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” Unveils Quilt of Many Colors, Composers and Dedicatees World Premieres, Blending of Young, Established and Historic First Ladies of Music
APRIL 21, 2017 -- Anonymous may have been a woman composer. Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Ethel Smyth, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Marianna Martinez, and Augusta Holmes (a precursor to Edith Piaf with 120-some songs!) move from footnotes to forces in the annals of classical music as women gain the vote and their artistic voices. The June 10 gala “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” features remarkable composers who stormed the barricades and helped revolutionize the place of women in the arts—playing four-hand piano with Mozart, conducting their works from an English prison, and overcoming the taboo to write but not be heard, especially in public. As this extraordinary evening progresses, works will span the demur and lyrical, the bold, propulsive and cosmic.