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Her Voice: Chamber Music by Women Composers

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – $25

Her Voice: Chamber Music by Women Composers

“Her Voice” celebrates the rich heritage of string quartet compositions by women composers from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds. Although the fiercely passionate and rhapsodic string quartet by Fanny Mendelssohn was never publicly performed during her lifetime, it stands as one of the earliest surviving romantic string quartets by a woman composer. Strum is a vibrant one-movement work drawing on American folk idioms and dance by living American composer and violinist Jessie Montgomery. The first and unfinished string quartet in G major by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major American orchestra, is alternately peaceful and hymnal, yet vibrant and impassioned. The first quartet by Dame Ethel Smyth, an English composer and dedicated suffragist, is full of fiery intensity and raw energy, yet also introspection and lyrical beauty.

 

March 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church

1225 Hopyard Road

Pleasanton, CA 94566

FRIDAY TICKETS

 

March 24, 2024 at 3 PM

Benicia Community Congregational Church

1305 W 2nd Street Benicia, CA 94510

SUNDAY TICKETS

 

Program:

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – String Quartet in E-flat Major

Jessie Montgomery – Strum

Florence Price – String Quartet No. 1 in G Major

Ethel Smyth – String Quartet in C Minor

 

Players:

Alicia Choiviolin

Jooyeon Kongviolin

Alexandra Simpsonviola

Brady Andersoncello

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $25
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Website:
https://www.beniciachamberplayers.com

Organizer

Benicia Chamber Players
Email
beniciachamberplayers@gmail.com
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Venue

Benicia Community Congregational Church
1305 West 2nd Street
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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