In Praise of Women: Christina celebrates 20th century women composers

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs music of 20th century women composers
Christina Petrowska Quilico performs music of 20th century women composers

On Wednesday March 6, as a prelude to International Women’s Day, Christina performed a concert celebrating 20th century women composers, at the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. These lunchtime concerts are supported by the Free Concert Series Endowment Fund established in honour of Richard Bradshaw by an anonymous donor.

Today, International Women’s Day, she invites you to get to know these women, and seek out their music. Following is the program for the concert; all the women’s names are linked to biographies, which will open in new windows or tabs.

PIANO VIRTUOSO SERIES March 6, 2013 12 p.m.

In Praise of Women
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

THE PROGRAM

Glass Houses No. 5
Ann Southam (1937 – 2010)

Langsamer Walzer
Ilse Fromm-Michaels (1888 – 1986)

Elegy (for the Left Hand)
Else Schmitz-Gohr (1901 – 1987)

Slow
Lotte Backes (1901 – 1990)

D’un vieux jardin
Lili Boulanger (1893 – 1918)

Barbaric Dance
Priaulx Rainier (1903 – 1986)

Prelude for a Pensive Pupil
Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 – 1990)

Deux pièces pour piano (Larghetto)
Germaine Tailleferre (1892 – 1983)

Valse-Caprice
Gena Branscombe (1881 – 1977)

Wireless Rag
Adaline Shepherd (1883 – 1950)

Please learn more about International Women’s Day, find local events today and in the near future, and honour women 365 days per year.

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