FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Miller
April 5, 2016 Phone: (216)509-4492
BOSTON WOMEN’S MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS INAUGURAL CONCERT
Brookline, MA – The inaugural concert of the newly formed Boston Women’s Music Project will be held on April 13th in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Public Library. The project will present works by classical female composers of past and present in an intimate chamber music setting. Boston Women’s Music Project is an organization dedicated to championing under-performed works by women composers and providing a platform for emerging female musicians.
The Boston Women’s Music Project is run by a group of local conservatory students interested in raising awareness about women’s contributions to classical music. Frustrated by the lack of gender parity in concert programs across the country, founder Katherine Miller launched this project in fall of 2015 to elevate this music through a series of concerts and an online archive.
In this concert, there will be performances of duet literature from a variety of time periods, allowing the audience to get a diverse view of women’s contributions through standard instrumentation. Pieces on the program include: Amy Beach’s Romance for violin and piano, Pauline Viardot-Garcia’s Sonatine for violin and piano, songs by Margaret Bonds and Betty Jackson King. In addition, there will be a newly composed piece Stella Fiorenzoli, a recent Harvard graduate. Equally important, the concert will feature emerging musicians from across Boston including Katherine Miller, Sophia Adickes, Kate Arndt and Dominique Kim.
The Boston Women’s Music concert is free and open to the public – no pre-registration is required. For more information visit: bostonwomensmusicproject.org.