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Date: Saturday, April 7 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Gruss Hall, Austin Arts Center, Trinity College
The music marathon, held in Garmany Hall at Trinity College, is held up in opposition to the frequent practice by mainstream venues and performers to present entire seasons devoid of music composed by women because of the purported difficulty of finding quality music by women. A symbolic day of programming suggests that any musical organization could, if they chose, program entire seasons of high-quality works by women. Performances were selected from a competitive call garnering applicants from across the globe.
*Please Note: Because of the continuous nature of the event, times are approximate and may be subject to change
Holly Roadfeldt, piano, performs a program of music by Clara Schumann (1819-1896), Kala Pierson (b. 1977), Chen Yi (b. 1953), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (b. 1973), Julia Seeholzer (b. 1990), Rasa Daukus (b. 1977), and Joan Tower (b. 1938).
Beth Wiemann, multimedia, “An Anxious Awareness of Danger”
Sarah Masterson, piano, works by Margaret Bonds (1913-1972), Florence Price (1887-1953), and Philippa Duke Schuyler (1931-1967)
Sarah Carleton, The Heart of Shahrazad by Elaine Aberdam (composer) and Sarah Carleton (librettist)
Emily O’Brien, works by Melika Fitzhugh (b. 1972) and Janet Peachey (b. 1953)
11:00 am – break
Michelle Murray Fiertek, soprano and Miguel Campinho, piano, works by Rami Levin
Martha Mooke, multimedia, “No Ordinary Window,” “Virtual Corridors,” “ICE 4,” and “A Dream in Sound”
Mel Fitzhugh, piano, “Three Piano Pieces (Drei Clavierstucke)”
1:00 pm – break
Jenn Kirby, multimedia, “Phonetics,” “Knowing,” and “I am Performing”
Nannette Solomon, piano, works by Betty Beath (b. 1932) and Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957)
Nilou Nour, “White Helmets, as white as death”
Misha Penton, soprano, with clarinetist, Boja Kragulj and multimedia, “The Medusa Project”
3:45 pm – break