The American Sound Celebrates Women Composers Saturday at 6pm

Lady Liberty: America's most famous woman. The American Sound celebrates Women's History Month during March on Classical 101.(Photo: Peter Jan Beemster (Flickr))
Lady Liberty: America's most famous woman. The American Sound celebrates Women's History Month during March on Classical 101.(Photo: Peter Jan Beemster (Flickr))

March is Women’s History Month, when we reflect on the contributions of women everywhere and in all walks of life. From the domestic sphere to every corner of the professional world, from voicelessness to the vote, women in America have shattered glass ceilings in every domain.

It’s difficult to imagine that, at one point in time, some believed that women lacked talent for writing music of substance. Saturday at 6pm The American Sound showcases the contributions of some of America’s most inventive and distinguished women composers.

We’ll hear some fun, jazz-inspired music by Dana Suesse, a composer known in her time as “The Girl Gershwin.” We’ll listen to a colorful chamber work by contemporary Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Peru-inspired music will add a unique multicultural voice to the evening’s listening. We’ll enjoy a lovely and innovative work by Beth Anderson – and more.

Join me for a special tribute to American Women Composers on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101!

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