Join us for another celebration of incredible women composers to belatedly celebrate Mother’s Day. We have been proud to perform numerous neglected women composers over the years and help give them their voice back into the classical repertoire. This year, we hope to feature a wonderfully Romantic Piano Trio by early 20th century Croatian composer Dora Pejacevic. We will also perform a very fun work by Dutch contemporary composer Heleen Verleur that includes the blues, tango, and other popular idioms. We will also highlight composer Amy Beach who composed many works for an important female violin virtuoso of the early 20th century, Maud Powell, who in turn made some fantastic transcriptions and arrangements of music for violin and piano. Finally, we will bring back a wonderful piece by African-American composer Undine Smith Moore based on Afro-American Spirituals. You will not want to miss these incredible works that need to be heard!
We will also include two Peabody students on these programs as part of our collaboration with the Peabody Prep Department.
On the Thursday program, 13 year-old violinist Vienne Longway performs works by de Beriot and Bacewicz.
On Sunday, 18 year-old violinist Rebekah Geller performs the first movement of the Beethoven G Major Sonata.