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Piano Quartets by Women Composers

Fantastic, but Unfairly Neglected, Works by Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier

May 3-8, 2022

Join us for this thrilling program of sadly neglected, but incredibly powerful, piano quartets by three amazing women composers, Luisa LeBeau, Dora Pecacevic, and Amanda Rontgen-Maier—our Iron Maidens!   All three works are filled with passion, power, and lyricism, and deserve to be a permanent part of the repertoire.  LeBeau was a 19th century German pianist, composer and music critic who shocked the classical world by winning an international composer competition in 1882 with her Cello Sonata Op. 17.  She studied briefly with Clara Schumann and also started her own music training program for young women.  This quartet was premiered to great acclaim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in 1883.  Dora Pecacevic was a member of an important Croatian Royal family whose father was Governor of Croatia and mother was a Baronness from Budapest in the early 20th century.  She abandoned her aristocratic lifestyle and embarked on a musical career, studying in Dresden and Munich.  Her Symphony in F Sharp Minor is considered to be the first modern symphony by any Croatian composer.  She died from complications of childbirth at the age of 38.  Finally, Amanda Rontgen-Maier was a Swedish composer and violinist at the end of the 19th century who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.  She became friends with Grieg, Brahms, and Clara Schumann.  Her Piano Quartet, composed in 1891, was her final large piece before her early death of tuberculosis at the age of 41.

The wonderful siblings, Emmanuel (violin) and Frances (cello) Borowsky will be joined by Anna Pelczer, a fantastic violist now living in Germany, and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano.  You will not want to miss all this incredible and unknown music!



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Tuesday, May 03, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 212108

Join us once again in person at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation for this free concert on our “Music and Meaning” Series made possible with a generous grant from the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help us continue this fantastic series!

You must be vaccinated to attend this concert!

As part of our new collaboration with the Peabody Prep Department, there will also be a special performance by
12 year-old violinist Vienne Longway playing a movement from Bach’s A Minor Concerto

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Friday, May 06, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Church of the Redeemer
5603 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

This concert is the final program in our new series at the Church of the Redeemer entitled “Hidden Voices and Neglected Names”.  

Suggested donation of $20 for general audience or $15 for Church members.  All children 18 and under are free.  You can donate at the door or you can make a donation in advance by clicking on the link below.  To make a donation for multiple seats, just click on the yellow “Add to Cart” button and you can get as many seats as you want on the next page.  All major credit cards are welcome—you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to donate over the phone, please call Dan at 802-369-0856.

As part of our new collaboration with the Peabody Prep Department, we are happy to invite a string quartet made up of
Elizabeth Boyson, violin (16); Miyabi Henriksen, violin (18);
Jing Fan, viola (17); and Jennifer Park, cello (18) who will perform
a movement from Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” String Quartet.  Coached by Christian Tremblay.

You must be vaccinated to attend this concert!

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Saturday, May 07, 2022 @ 2:00pm

Home of Yvonne Ottoviano
109 Longwood Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210

Experience chamber music the way it was meant to be heard—in a true chamber with a perfectly intimate atmosphere.  Join us at Yvonne’s beautiful Roland Park home at 109 Longwood Rd with delicious food and drinks included.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Admission is $35pp for adults and $15 for students.  To get student price, click on arrow below.  To purchase multiple seats, click on the link below and the following screen will allow you to buy as many seats as you want.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase seats—all major credit cards are accepted.  If you prefer to call me at 802-369-0856 to pay by phone, that is also fine.

There will also be a special performance by 17 year-old violinist Rebekah Geller playing two movements from a Bach Partita.

You must be vaccinated to attend this concert!