A Salute to Women Composers at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

A Salute to Women Composers at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

The 2018-19 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty Concert Series concludes on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm with "Women Composers Over the Centuries" in recognition of Women's History Month. The concert takes place at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

Women's History Month began with a Presidential proclamation in 1980; it created an annual declared month to highlight the contributions of women to events in American history and contemporary society. As March is annual Women's History Month, the March Faculty Concert honors and recognizes women in the arts with a program dedicated to under-represented contemporary women composers, along with a bow to Clara Schumann (1819-1896) who may well have been the least-acknowledged significant composer of her time.

Works to be performed include Amy Beach's Piano Trio in a minor, Opus 150; Madeleine Dring's Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano; Westchester composer Pamela Sklar's Februarium for Alto Flute, Clarinet and Piano (2018); Martha Sullivan's Settings of poems by Emily Dickinson; Clara Schumann's 3 Romances for Violin and Piano, Opus 22; Germaine Tailleferre's Sonata for Clarinet Solo (1957); and works by Carole King, Bev Hahn, Abbey Lincoln and Jennina Mammino.

Faculty performers are violinists Lani King Chang and Eriko Sato; Elizabeth Condon, oboe; Dorothy Duncan, clarinet; Donna Elaine, flute, Laura Green, soprano; Maxine Neuman, cello; pianists Gerald Robbins, Eleonora Rotshteyn and Tomoko Uchino; and Rolf Sturm, jazz guitar. Joining the faculty are guest artists Jennina Mammino, jazz vocalist and Gary Norden, piano.

Admission to the concert is $20, $15 for seniors (60+) and free of charge for students. Tickets can be ordered by calling 914-723-1169, or e-mailing hb@hbms.org and, are available for purchase at the door. Program and performers subject to change.

For Additional Information:

914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

Hoff-Barthelson faculty comprises some of the nation's most distinguished performers and educators. Many hold chairs in prominent New York orchestras, are members of world-class chamber ensembles, perform in major Broadway productions, and are in international demand as solo artists. Others teach at leading conservatories including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music. Hoff-Barthelson prides itself on providing access to these outstanding artist-educators in the heart of Westchester. Our superb faculty has contributed to the Music School's national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education, performance and community service. Hoff-Barthelson is proud to present these distinguished performers on its annual Faculty Concert Series. Held in Scarsdale, these concerts guarantee riveting music making of the highest caliber, in an intimate setting, at prices far below those in New York's major concert halls.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region's most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County's most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student's age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson's diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

The Faculty Concert Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo credits: HBMS Faculty Member Laura Green, soprano

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