Five Lives in Music - The Seventy-second Season of the William Nelson Cromwell and F. Lammot Belin concerts at the National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art music department dedicates its five Wednesday concerts in April to a musical realization of Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present. Written by Cecelia Hopkins Porter and published in 2012 by the University of Illinois Press, the book traces the author’s discovery of four remarkable women composers whose work is largely unknown, and who were ignored until now because of chauvinistic attitudes that prevailed in their own and subsequent generations. In addition, Porter writes about one of her contemporaries, pianist Anne Schein, whose career as a performer and teacher exemplifies the emergence of women from the shadows of the musical world in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Schein’s performance on Wednesday, April 30, will conclude the series.
These concerts will take place at Wednesdays April 2, 9, 23 & 30, 2014 at the West Building, West Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art. Starting time will be 12:10 pm each.
Admission is FREE.