Women’s Words and Music
Music by Chris Pratorius-Gomez, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Margaret Bonds, Caroline Shaw, and William Bolcom
Saturday, October 22 2022, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 23 2022, 3:00 pm
Emily Sinclair, Concert Director and Soprano
Polly Malan, Viola
Josiah Stocker, Piano
This concert highlights women composers and poets of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, using the deeply resonant and rare combination of soprano, viola, and piano. The first half premieres a new piece by Chris Pratorius-Gomez based on a text by Mary Oliver, followed by several of Clara Schumann’s lieder and Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata. The second half begins with a recently discovered cycle by Margaret Bonds. it also features Caroline Shaw’s beautiful In manus tuas for solo viola and concludes with William Bolcom’s epic work exploring life and death using the poetry of Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Kenyon.