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2011 Women in Music Festival

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Women in Music Festival
March 21-25, 2011
Composer Hilary Tann

The Women in Music Festival is proud to welcome Hilary Tann as its guest composer for 2011.  Ms. Tann will be in Rochester for a four-day residency, March 20-23, 2011, which will include open rehearsals and coachings, school presentations, a Neilly series lecture, and a lecture-presentation at the Eastman School of Music.  A concert of her music will be held on Monday, March 21 at 8 pm in Downtown Presbyterian Church (121 Fitzhugh Street North).  The concert will feature chamber works including “Shakkei” featuring solo saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin, as well as a large piece, Exultet Terra, for SATB choir and double reed quintet to be premiered by Madrigalia and Musica Spei.

Welsh-born composer, Hilary Tann, lives near the Hudson River in Upstate New York where she is the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College. Her music is influenced by her love of Wales, her strong identification with the natural world, and a deep interest in the traditional music of Japan. Her music is published by Brichtmark Music, Inc., Rowanberry Music, and Oxford University Press. Ensembles that have commissioned and performed her works include the European Women’s Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, North American Welsh Choir, Presteigne Festival, American Guild of Organists, North American Saxophone Alliance, Swansea Bach Choir, Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Philharmonic, Meininger Trio, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and KBS Philharmonic in Seoul, Korea.


Please visit the festival’s website again in March for details about featured composers and repertoire.

Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, Women in Music Festival Director
Eun Mi Ko, Assistant Director
Sponsored by the Eastman School of Music