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Subscription includes:
Galina Ustvolskaya Lecture Performance: October 14 at 7pm
Women Composers Chamber Music Concert: November 4 at 7pm
Young Women's Composition Competition Winner's Concert: November 18 at 7pm
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Ustvolskaya Lecture Performance

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Featured Performers: Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (clarinet), Sheila Hanford (violin), Veronica Kolegas (cello), Rick Ferguson (piano)


Selected piano preludes by Ustvolskaya and Shostakovich
Ustvolskaya: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40

Saturday, October 14 at 7:00pm


Artistic Director, Rick Ferguson, Presents a lecture performance exploring the life and music of Soviet Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya. Ustvolskaya studied composition with Dmitri Shostakovich and created a unique musical language which ultimately illustrated the demise of the Soviet system and society. Ustvolskaya's music will be juxtaposed against the music of her teacher.

Women Composers Chamber Music Concert

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Saturday, November 4 at 7:00pm

The music of three profoundly impactful composers will be featured on this program: Stefania Turkewich (recognized as Ukraine's first female composer), Francisca "Chicquinha" Gonzaga (the mother of Brazilian music), and Germaine Tailleferre (the only female member of the group of "Les Sis" French composers in the mid-20th century). Artistic Director Rick Ferguson will offer commentary on these compelling personalities and their music

Featured Performers: Anna Joy Buegel (soprano), Rachel Brown (violin), Veronica Kolegas (cello), and Rick Ferguson (piano)


Turkewich: "Sweet and Low" for voice and piano

Gonzaga: "Sospiro" and "Bionne" for piano

Tailleferre: "Six Chansons Francaise" for voice and piano

Tailleferre: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Young Women's Composition Competition Winners Concert

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Saturday, November 18 at 7pm

The winning submissions for the 2023 YWCC will be presented in live performance. Support the up and coming talents of 12-18 year old female-identifying composers as they create new works for violin and piano, viola and piano, or cello and piano.

Featured performers include Rachel Brown (violin), Veronica Kolegas (cello), and Ryan Senger (piano)

Be among the first set of ears to hear this new music!

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