Every March the United States celebrates Women’s History Month – acknowledging and honoring the accomplishments and contributions of women in the U.S. and around the world. Now, before there was an entire MONTH devoted to women and their accomplishments, there was just a day – International Women’s Day, which is traditionally celebrated on March 8th. In 1977, people started celebrating Women’s History Week. And by 1987, Congress declared that the whole month of March should be used to acknowledge and honor women.
This week on Arizona Encore, we’re celebrating and acknowledging the many, many, MANY contributions women have made to the world of classical music. You’ll hear music by Florence Price, Madeleine Dring, Clara Schumann, and many others, too.
Featuring performances by Katherine Needleman, oboe; Andrew Campbell, piano; Elizabeth Buck, flute; Lisa Kozenko, oboe; Russell Ryan, piano; Catalyst Quartet; Cenovia Cummins, Piano; University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble; Catherine Rand, conductor.
Schumann, C. - Three Romances, Op. 22 - Katherine Needleman, oboe; Andrew Campbell, piano
I. Andante molto
Dranishnikova - Poem - Katherine Needleman, oboe; Andrew Campbell, piano
Dring - Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano - Elizabeth Buck, flute; Lisa Kozenko, oboe; Russell Ryan, piano
I. Allegro con brio
III. Allegro giocoso
Price - Five Folksongs in Counterpoint - Catalyst Quartet
Larsen - "Sorrow Song and Jubilee" - Catalyst Quartet
Cummins - Snow Suite
III. Almost Frozen
Giroux - Symphony No. 5 "Elements" - University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble; Catherine Rand, conductor
I. Sun in C