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New Millennium Chamber Orchestra presents Women Composers: A Celebration
First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
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Sunday Aug 27, 2017 4:00 PM - Sunday Aug 27, 2017 6:00 PM | $8.00 - $20.00


New Millennium Chamber Orchestra presents Women Composers: A Celebration
Join Music Director James Richard Frieman and the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra as they mark  the conclusion of NMCOs fifth season with "Women Composers: A Celebration."  

This mini-festival of music by female writers, both historical and current, spans nearly two centuries of musical history, ranging from the German Romantic tradition to the highly-diverse musical culture of the present day. Four of the works are for solo instruments and orchestra:

NMCO Concertmaster and fiddle champion Colyn Fischer essays "The Blue Room," a passionate, electrifying two-movement violin concerto by the young Chicago-born composer Reena Esmail.  She writes:  The title was taken from a poem called White Key, by the Poet Laureate of California, Carol Muske. The line reads, like the light on the bed / In the blue room where I last held you. The poem is such a poignant expression of love and loss and has resonated with me for years, since the day I first heard it.

Margaret Warton, NMCO principal flautist, plays Cecile Chaminade's virtuoso showpiece, the Concertino for flute and orchestra, one of the best known and most beloved works in the flute repertoire.  

Donny Lobree, NMCO principal violist, is featured in a work by the award-winning Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen, "Mulholland Recollections." This piece has been re-scored by Nancy expressly for Donny and NMCO from a movement of her earlier Clarinet Concerto.

Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel's wonderful and lyrical Overture in C Major of 1825 will join California composer Adrienne Albert's inspirational "Courage," a fanfare from the year 2000.

Mark your calendar now for this exciting and adventurous program of music by some outstanding female composers!

This concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto on Sunday, August 27th. Children 5-17 are free when accompanied by an adult.


First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto (View)
1140 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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