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The American Sound Celebrates Women Composers Saturday at 6pm

Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty: America's most famous woman. The American Sound celebrates Women's History Month during March on Classical 101.
1, 2013

March is Women’s History Month, when we reflect on the contributions of women everywhere and in all walks of life. Saturday at 6pm The American Sound showcases the contributions of some of America’s most inventive and distinguished women composers.

Arianna Quartet Performs Peruvian-Inspired String Quartet Sunday

16, 2012

As a kid learning how to play the piano, composer Gabriela Lena Frank says, “I would try and make my Beethoven sound a little more Peruvian by adding flourishes that the guitar players might use, or accents in a way that was reminiscent of what pan pipe players might do.” The unique sounds of Peruvian music would later find their way into Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, part Peruvian travelogue, part family history recounting in the genre of the string quartet Frank’s first trip to her mother’s homeland.