When: Wednesdays, Oct 11 – Dec 6, 1:00-3:00pm
No class November 22
Where: Rincon Congregational Church
Cost: $185.00 for 8 session(s)
Instructor: Alexander Tentser piano performance at the celebrated Gnessin Music Institute in Moscow.
Throughout the course of European music history, men dominated the world of great composers. Many of these male composers had a spouse or a female sibling who was also actively involved in the music world. How were these women able to successfully combine the traditional roles of mother or sister with their creative endeavors, especially when a patriarchal society discouraged them from pursuing professional musical careers? Most people know very little about the lives of Mozart’s and Mendelssohn’s sisters, for example, but they—like their brothers—were extremely gifted composers and performers. Learn about the lives and music of these women and other female composers, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, French composer Cecile Chaminade and 20th composers Lera Auerbach and Galina Ustvolskaya, and hear some of their recently published piano compositions performed by the instructor.
Register for Women Composers in Western Music
Online registration has been closed for this class. Please call (520) 777-5817 for availability.