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“A WOMAN’S VOICE”

A three-part series exploring the life and music of some neglected women composers including Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, & Fanny Mendelssohn

July 25, July 31, and August 8, 2017

Join pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on this three-part exploration of the role of women as composers over the past few hundred years.   This course will explore the often difficult cultural barriers that kept their voices from being heard as they should.  Using live performances of both solo piano music and chamber music, Dr. Weiser will showcase the incredible variety, beauty, lyricism, passion, and energy of composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, and many more.  Despite the long odds of their success and a society that tended to limit their access to good musical education, all of these women composers produced soulful and distinct music that compares to many of the great male composers of the same period.   Weiser will perform works that are seldom heard (many unpublished) that reveal the intensity of longing that many of these women shared for some critical approbation.  As Fanny Mendelssohn once wrote: “When one never encounters either objective criticism or goodwill, one eventually loses the critical sense needed to judge one’s work, while at the same time losing the wish to create it…I am thus more or less alone with my music.”

Performers:


Performances:

Jul

25

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 @ 10:00AM

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Buy seats below.   You can purchase the whole series or individual classes.    Cellist Cecylia Barczyk will hopefully join us for one or two classes to play some cello/piano music by women composers.  Please note that the middle class is on a Monday morning due to a scheduling conflict

"A WOMAN'S VOICE"----Three-part class

Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.

Jul

31

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 @ 10:00AM

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

"A WOMAN'S VOICE"--Session Two

Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.

Aug

08

Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 @ 10:00AM

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

"A WOMAN'S VOICE"--Session Three

Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.