Women's Work brings recognition to the achievements of women composers and performers of all periods and nationalities by producing concerts of women's music and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.
The March 30 concert will be presented at St. John's Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Internationally renowned organist and composer Barbara Harbach will perform several of her original works and arrangements, along with music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Hilary Tann, Sharon J. Willis, Elizabeth R. Austin, Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Elizabeth Stirling.
Many of the composers presented speak at the concerts. Join the Women's Work Facebook page here.
The Women's Work 2011 series continues on March 24 and 30 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, showcasing new and historic music by women from around the world. This will be the continuation of the very popular series that has been presented at Greenwich House Music School in Manhattan for many years. The series will be directed and curated by Beth Anderson. Many of the composers will be in attendance and will speak at the performances, All programs are at 8 PM and are subject to change.
Series host Beth Anderson’s music has been described as having “a refreshing simplicity without naiveté” and as –“deeply felt, direct, and yes, beautiful” and “charming and deeply felt to the point of romanticism.” Her latest CDs are recordings by Nancy Boston of September Swale as part of American Women: Modern Voices in Piano Music and Aleksandra Maslovaric’s recordings of Belgian Tango and Tales #1 & #3 for violin and piano on Feminae in Musica. For more information about Ms. Anderson, including a bio, videos, list of works, discography and much more, please visit http://www.beand.com.
The March 24 concert will take place at Weiler Hall of Greenwich House Music School, with soprano and Director of the Opera Workshop and Assistant Professor of Voice at Syracuse University Eileen Strempel, with piano accompanist Gilya Hodos. Titled Love, Lust and Longing in Poetry and Song, it will include songs to lyrics by Pushkin from Pauline Viardot-Garcia, songs to lyrics by Margaret Atwood (composed for Ms. Strempel) by Lori Laitman, Elisenda Fábregas, Libby Larsen, Judith Cloud and Amanda Harberg, songs to lyrics by e. e. cummings (composed for Ms. Strempel) from Christine Donkin, Libby Larsen, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Jocelyn Hagen, Judith Cloud and Lita Greir and a selection of songs made famous by performers such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey.