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Rhapsody: Music by Women Composers | E4TT

Center for New Music

Center for New Music Rhapsody: Music by Women Composers | E4TT

This concert will be broadcast on YouTube Live and is free! Donations to Ensemble for These Times are encouraged.

At 7:00 p.m., we will host a virtual pre-concert composer talk with Armer and an intro video from Montgomery. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

E4TT performs music by ten of today’s fabulous women composers, featuring:

– The reprise of “Matrix” (2020), by beloved Bay Area composer Ursula Le Guin (1929-2018) and Rella Lossy (1944-1996)

– “Rest These Hands” by 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellow Anna Clyne to a text by her mother, Colleen Clyne. for solo violin, by Anna Clyne, from E4TT’s COVID-shortened 2019/20 season

– “Rhapsody No. 1” by Metropolitan Opera / Lincoln Center Theater New Works composer Jesse Mongtomery (b. 1981) for solo violin

– “Tumbao” by New York Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Cuban-American composer Tania León (b. 1943)

– “Buenos Aires en Tres” for piano trio by Argentinean Latin Grammy winner Claudia Montero (b.1983). Listen to her Ausencias for string orchestra: selected etudes for piano by 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Marti Epstein (b. 1959) from her “American Etudes”

– “In manus tuas” (2009) for solo cello by 2013 Pulitzer Prize composer Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

– “Echo Dash” (2013) for violin and piano by 2010 Pulitzer Prize composer Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

– “Heartbreaker” (2013) for solo piano by Grammy winner Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)

– “Primitive Dance and Folksong” (2011) for solo piano by Canadian 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Vivian Fung

And as an extra bonus, “Mazovian Dance” for cello and piano by the brilliant Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969).