Below the Surface: Music by Women Composers
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
January 29, 7:30-9pm, in person and online
E4TT performs works by a diverse group of ten of today’s women composers in a hybrid concert. Purchase tickets for in-person attendance or RSVP to watch online on YouTube:
The highlight of the program will be the World Premiere of a COVID-delayed commissioned song cycle, “Below the Surface,” by Canadian-born, Scotland-based Call for Scores composer, Emily Doolittle (b. 1972) for soprano and piano, to texts by Bay Area poets Rachel Richardson (b. 1979) and Rella Lossy (1934-1996), along with nine other works by women composers:
2020 Opera America Discovery Grant for Female Composers recipient Lisa Bielawa (b. 1968);
2016 Opera America Discovery Grant for Female Composers recipient Sarah Kirkland Snider (b. 1973):
2014 Guggenheim Fellow Elena Ruehr (b. 1963);
2004 Guggenheim Fellow, Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz (b. 1964);
Emerging Puerto-Rican-born composer Angelica Negron (b. 1981);
Four alumnae of the Gabriela Lena Frank Academic of Music: Akshaya Avril Tucker (b. 1992), Korean-American Jungyoon Wie (b. 1990), Seo Yoon (Soyoona) Kim (b. 1988) and Chinese composer Manjing Zhang (b. 1991).
Virtual Pre-concert composer talk at 7:00 pm.
Musicians: soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Margaret Halbig, violinist Ilana Blumberg, and cellist Abigail Monroe.
The concert will be performed at the Center for New Music (55 Taylor St., SF) for attendance in person by socially distanced, vaccinated, masked attendees. For those who are more distant, prefer not to attend in person or are unvaccinated, the concert will be live-streamed on YouTube.
All tickets are fully refundable up to one day before the concert.
E4TT’s 2021/22 home season is supported by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, and sponsored, in part, by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation. This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
Presented by Ensemble for These Times