Monthly Archives: July, 2019

July 27 – August 2: Music on the Wind, Part 2

Published - July 27, 2019

“All of the arts are something that can unite people.  One of the most important things is people coming together and having a shared belief, and we should not become cut off from that.” – Jess Gillam   There is something organic and intimate about the warmth of one’s breath flowing through an instrument, creating amazing music.  This week, performances from several women playing woodwinds.   “Music on the Wind, Part 2” Rudy Wiedoeft:  Valse Vanité Jess Gillam, alto saxophone Zeynep Ozsuca, piano “Rise” Decca Records Carl Heinrich Jacobi:  Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 9 Karen Geoghegan, bassoon Opera North Orchestra; Benjamin Wallfisch, conductor “Karen

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July 20 – 26: Three by Three, Part 2

Published - July 20, 2019

“We don’t want anyone to classify our music.  We would rather they simply love our music for what it is.  Trying to define modern classical music is like trying to define modern art.” – The Ahn Trio There is a balance to music performed by trios.  Done well, the trio presents a rich, full sound, yet it is still small and intimate enough to draw you into the music, to make you feel a part of it.  Today we’ll hear from several trios of women making music together.   “Three by Three, Part 2”   Astor Piazzolla:  Primavera Porteña, from Four Seasons in

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July 13 – 19: Voices of the World

Published - July 13, 2019

“Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.” – Bjork There is something special about the sound of women’s voices lifted together in song.  This week, performances from around the globe by women’s vocal ensembles.   “Voices of the World” Stevie Wishart:  O Choruscans lux stellarum Voice “Musical Harmony” Independent Label Thomas Tallis:  Audivi Lumina “Light in the Darkness” Independent Label Petr Eben:  About Swallows and Girls Jitro Czech Girls Choir; Jiri Skopal, conductor “In Heaven” Navona Records 6228 Liisa Matevinen: Lemmen Nosto (Evoking Love) Philomela Female Choir “Mieli” Alba Tella Turkka: Minne kauneus katosi (Where did the beauty disappear?) Philomela Female Choir “Mieli” Alba Andrea

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July 6 – 12: Liberty and Justice for All

Published - July 6, 2019

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono   We are moved by many things, often most deeply moved by events in the world around us.  This week, women responding in music to the humanity of the globe – actions of an individual, the persecution of a group, or the struggle for identity. “Liberty and Justice for All”   Henri Duparc:  La vie antérieure Barbara Hendricks, soprano Lyon Opera Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor “Orchestral Songs” EMI Classics 49689 Gabriela Montero:  Ex Patria Gabriela Montero, piano Orchestra of the Americas; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor “In

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