Homages and Fleeting Pieces: Eastman Piano Concert Pays Tribute to Women Composers

March 29, 2019

The Eastman School of Music winds up Women’s History Month this Saturday night with an adventurous keyboard recital by “Mr. C. and His All-Stars”. “Mr C.” is Tony Caramia, professor of piano and director of Eastman’s Piano Pedagogy Studies program, who is known for his imaginatively programmed and extensively researched recitals. The “All-Stars” are eight students in his studio, who’ll be performing a program featuring no fewer than twelve women composers, from the nineteenth to the 21st centuries. Some names are familiar, like Clara Schumann, two of whose Fleeting Pieces begin the program; others will be new to most listeners and include contemporary composers like Cheryl Frances-Hoad (Homages, from 2008) and Jon Lin Chua.

Above: Pianist Tony Caramia. Below: Clara Schumann (left) and Cheryl Frances-Hoad (right), two of the women composers whose music is represented on Saturday’s recital.

 

Piano Music by Women Composers is free and takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Ciminelli Formal Lounge in the Eastman Student Living Center.

For complete information on the program and the pianists, click here.

To learn more about Tony Caramia and to hear him perform, click here.