Modern Day Musiciennes
This series will feature female composers from the 12th through the 21st centuries. Beginning in the Middle Ages, we’ll learn about and listen to music from Europe and America that is not in the mainstream, yet has tremendous merit and appeal and deserves to be heard. Your guide is Lois Price, a library staff member and musician. The presentations combine spoken information as well as recordings of musical examples from each group of composers. All events will be held in the library Community Room.
From the late 19th century to our own times, there have been more and more women composers whose music has become increasingly incorporated into the standard classical music repertoire. Our final event, Modern Day Musiciennes, will take in works by American composers who have been an important part of this trend: Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Florence Price, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Meredith Monk and Valerie Coleman.