Female composers featured in first Concertante Ensemble concert

The Concertante Ensemble Photo: Daniel Arnaldi

The Concertante Ensemble’s first concert for 2019, The Female Composer, will take place from 2:30pm at the Greenway Chapel, Kincumber, on March 10.
The concert is being held as part of the Coast’s 2019 International Women’s Day celebrations and features guest artists Phillip Shovk (piano), Elizabeth Woolnough (viola), Bridget Bolliger (flute) and Madeleine Easton (violin).
“We are very proud to be part of the official International Women’s Day program for the Central Coast.
“I have dedicated our first concert in our exciting 2019 concert series to the Female Composer,” said Concertante Artistic Director, Karina Moss-Hollands.
“We invite you to celebrate the works of four remarkable female composers in Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach and Rebecca Clarke.
“Their profound works span a century, from the 1840’s to 1940’s,” Moss-Hollands said.
“Although works of genius, they were only known within their intimate social circles.
“In order to reach a wider audience, Fanny Medelssohn often published her works under her brother Felix’s name in the 1800’s.
“Recent research and interest in Female Composers, has unearthed a treasure trove of almost unknown works by female artists that deserve more exposure,” Moss-Hollands said.

Media release, Feb 26
Ylenna Zajec, Concertante Ensemble

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