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Presented By Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale And Classical KDFC

New Music for Old Instruments
Female Composers & the Women Who Bring their Music to Life
October 10, 2017 | 8 Pm
Nourse Theatre | 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco

Led by KQED’s Rachael Myrow and hosted by KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini, PBO conductor Nicholas McGegan will explore the role of female composers, musicians, and female arts broadcasters in today’s classical music world with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw and Sally Beamish. The 90-minute program will include an in-depth, sociopolitical and historical look at women and music, including multimedia presentations and performances of new works by Shaw and Beamish, as well as performances of music written by female composers of the Baroque era. The program will feature the Orchestra and star guest artists contralto Avery Amereau and soprano Mary Bevan. Following the program, join the musicians for conversation and complimentary refreshments.

Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw has written two pieces for PBO in the past year and collaborates regularly with major orchestras and hip-hop artist Kanye West. Scottish composer and violist Sally Beamish recently composed The Judas Passion, a co-commission of Philharmonia and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) in London. Avery Amereau is a rising star contralto who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last year and British soprano Mary Bevan is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music.

Don’t miss this fascinating exploration as these talented women perform and share their ideas about New Music for Old Instruments.

$25 General Admission

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A Different Kind Of Classical Music Experience

Each PBO SESSIONS program is unique. Conductors and artists take audiences on a guided and deconstructed tour of music, social and political history, and art. The 90-minute program includes multimedia presentations and intimate dialogue from the stage in addition to performances of incredible orchestral and vocal music. PBO SESSIONS is for anyone on the musical spectrum looking for an informative and lively experience with an opportunity to engage with extraordinary artists up close and personal.


The Waverley Fund

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation

Host Committee

Adam Bier, Ileana Facchini, Steve John, Jason Snyder & John Thorpe

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