Music Marathon

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Marathon Details
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Gruss Hall, Austin Arts Center, Trinity College

The Music Marathon, held in Gruss 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

9:00 am
Deborah Yardley Beers, piano, world premiere: Variations on a Laundry Song, by Deborah Yardley Beers
Kakia Gkoudina and Kendra Wheeler, electronics and saxophone, The Mourning and Three Women, by Kakia Gkoudina
The Well-Tempered Woman by Stefania de Kenessey
Whistling Hens, Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain and Six Japanese Songs, by Barbara Harbach (b. 1946), Margaret Garwood (1927-2015)


11:00 am
Kirsten Lies-Warfield, Deconstructed Riff No. 1 and Washing is how the day begins by Kirsten Lies-Warfield
Elizabeth Capra, piano, The Seven Veils and Rise over Ruin by Elizabeth Capra
Trio Fields, piano trio, Lythraceae: Punica Granatum for Piano Trio and
Oblivious for Piano Trio, by Melika M. Fitzhugh (1972)


1:00 pm
Choir Matrix Women’s Ensemble, directed by Sarah Kaufold
Belter Murphy Trio, flute and clarinet, 3×2 for flute and clarinet and Stream, by Lita Grier (b. 1937) and Chelsea Komschlies (b. 1991)
Illuminate touring concert series, music by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Sarah Westwood (b.1989), Angela Elizabeth Slater (b.1989), Blair Boyd (b.1990), Kerensa Briggs (b.1991),Laura Shipsey (b.1992)
Michelle Fiertek, soprano, This and Much More by Rami Levin
Katherine Loo, Dawn Above the Sea and When I See You by Katherine Loo


3:30 pm
Seong Ae Kim, Collocation for solo percussionist by Seong Ae Kim
Jennifer Bryant Pedersen and Misty Theisen, soprano and flute, Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say, Mvt. I. Go Away, Changing Light, American Folk Suite, Mvt. I. Fair and Tender Ladies/III. Johnny Has Gone for Soldier/V. Jubilee, by Kate Soper (b. 1981), Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952), and Cherise Leiter (b. 1972)
UCONN Collegium, directed by Dr. Eric Rice