Wednesday, March 26, 2008

BELLA MUSICA: A Concert of Women Composers

Georgia Composers featured on this concert: Woo-young Choi, Marguerite Clayton, Nicole Randall and Tracy Wynn

Agnes Scott College and the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts are joining forces to co-sponsor a concert of women composers on Sunday 6 April 2008 at 3 pm in Maclean Auditorium at Agnes Scott College in metro Atlanta. The free concert honors Ruth McDonald, Professor Emerita of Georgia State University for her pioneering work in Georgia in the field of women in music. Many of you know about the festivals/conferences of women in music that she organized at Georgia State over the past years.

The concert is primarily contemporary works, including some world premieres. The performers are largely music faculty affiliated with Agnes Scott College, in addition to a former piano student of Ruth McDonald's, Dr. You-ju Lee.

The concert is free, but requires a ticket due to limited seating. They may be reserved by calling 404-471-6430.

BELLA MUSICA: A Concert of Women Composers
Honoring Ruth McDonald, Professor Emerita of Music, Georgia State University

Sunday 6 April 2008, 3 p.m.
Maclean Auditorium
Agnes Scott College

Suite for Woodwind Quintet-Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)

Kelly Via, flute; Lisa Prodan. oboe; Joe Philpot, clarinet;
Amy Black, horn; Shelly Unger, bassoon

Gohyang - A Piece for Piano (1997)-Woo-young Choi (b. 1973)
Hahn ( Sorrow)
Nore ( Song)
Hung ( Joy)
Woo-young Choi, piano

Pulsar (2003) - Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)
Qiao Chen Solomon, violin

Market Suite - Marguerite Clayton
Dawn-Marie James, soprano; David D'Ambrosio, piano;
Marguerite Clayton, cello

Mangosteen(World Premiere) - Nicole Randall (b. 1977)
DuoATL: Nicole Randall, flute; Brian Luckett, guitar

Presentation in honor of Ruth McDonald Anna Stapleton Henson, Jean Astrop
Georgia Committee of The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Lonely Heart - Tracy Wynn
Fathers Day-Tracy Wynn

Tracy Wynn, saxophone; Emrah Kotan, percussion; Bill Wilson, piano

Sonata for Piano, First Movement (1954) - Marga Richter (b. 1926)
You Ju Lee, piano

Sonata for Viola (1919)-Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Qiao Chen Solomon, viola; David D'Ambrosio, piano

Illumination - Kelly-Marie Murphy (b. 1964)
Monica Hargrave, harp

O frondens virga - Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
March of the Women - Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

Sotto Voce; John Winzenburg, director

Sonata in E, op 1/3, 1791 (harpsichord or piano)
Cecilia Maria Barthélemon (c.1770-post1827)

Allegro con Spirito
Calvert Johnson, harpsichord

Quartet for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, and Piano (2002)
Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)

Colin Jones, trumpet; Amy Black, horn; Susie Scarr, trombone;
Juan Chattah, piano

Reception by Soirée Catering and Events following the concert

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