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and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Friday, March 3, 2017
Hosmer Hall at 7:30 pm
Adult: $30/$25/$20; Senior/Faculty/Staff: $27/$22/$17; Student: $22/$18/$15
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ETHEL, the post-modern indie-classical quartet, pays special homage to the masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. With their “Blue Dress” program, which is sometimes fierce, sometimes seductive, and always full of creativity, composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe are — through their own voices — warriors and champions of music today.
Repertoire by these powerful and contemporary women - including the first performances of Julia Wolfe’s bluegrass-inspired Blue Dress for String Quartet —
is performed with music created by those named, who are the composers’ personal sources of inspiration.
Anna Clyne’s favorites include rock legend Stevie Nicks, while Missy Mazzoli draws creative strength from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, one of the leaders in the worldwide wave of alt-rock bands. Julia Wolfe cites the timelessness of Aretha Franklin, who continues in her role as standard-bearer for so many of today’s musicians. Amplified quartet arrangements of works by these powerhouses are paired with Clyne, Mazzoli, and Wolfe.
Women in Music Presentation
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Snell Theater at 2 pm
Join the group as they discuss the “Blue Dress” program, women in the music industry and the history of women in music.