WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
Where are the Women in Classical Music?
TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 8, 15 AND 22 | 4-6 PM | $90
LANNAN FOUNDATION MEETING ROOM (319 READ ST)
Abraham Mendelssohn wrote a letter (1820) to his daughter Fanny, sister of the famous composer Felix Mendelssohn: “Music will perhaps become Felix’s profession, while for you it can and must only be an ornament.” Intrigued by these words, Associate Music Director Carol Redman wondered why women have been so marginalized in the classical music world. The result of her exploration is a 3-part lecture series that traces the paths of musical women from the pre-Christian Era through the music of today. Each lecture will be generously supplemented with videos, facts and anecdotes. Price of admission includes wine and appetizers.
Julia Adolphe is a writer, composer, teacher and producer, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her music is described as “displaying a remarkable gift for sustaining a compelling musical narrative” (Thomas May, Musical America).
Anne-Marie McDermott is a world-renowned pianist and chamber musician. This season she will lead the Pro Musica Orchestra from the keyboard in two of Mozart’s piano concertos. Truly following in the steps of Mozart!