This concert will showcase the works of leading female composers from around the world,, performed by an all-female classical ensemble.
The programme will include Charlotte Bray’s, work for mezzo-soprano and small ensemble of flute, clarinet, celesta, marimba, viola and, cello, which brings together contemporary writing style with traditional Brazilian folk song.
Irish contemporary classical composer Ailís Ní Ríain joins us for a preconcert talk [11:45 AM] about her work, which will also feature in the diverse programme.
Dutch composer Hanna Beekhuis’ song “The two Flutes” is a setting of a poem by Li-Tai-Po in translation, for two flutes piano and voice. The piece explores communication, invoking a conversation between a flute player and a bird singing, which is understood by all the birds of the forest.
There will also be performances of works from Australian composer Liza Lim, whose music focusses on collaborative and transcultural practices, internationally acclaimed composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki, and prolific composer Wendy Hiscocks.
The ensemble is comprised of female staff and students from the Classical Pathway at Leeds College of Music and is part of a series of events championing women in music, beginning on International Women’s Day.
Charlotte Bray Por que tu nao acorda (2015)
Liza Lim Invisibility (2009)
Hanna Beekhuis Les deux flutes (1967)
Shiva Feshareki She cried (2007)
Ailís Ní Ríain Consent #7 (2017)
Ailís Ní Ríain DON’T! (2000)
Ailís Ní Ríain Child of our Time (1996)
Wendy Hiscocksn Caprice for solo violin (1990)
Rachael Buxton, Piano/Celeste
Geraldine Cassidy, Voice
Alfia Nakipbekova, Cello
Karin de Fleyt, Flutes
Naomi Perera, Flute
Sophie Smith, Marimba
Robyn Saunders, Clarinet/Bass clarinet
Simarpreet Kaur, Violin