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March 6, 2017

21st International Festival of Women Composers

Announcing the 21st International Festival of Women Composers which will take place in Ames, IA from March 8-26, 2017. Three in-class events and two concerts are planned. The program is listed below:

This year’s festival is co-sponsored by the Margaret Zach International Women Composers Library, polytekton.com, Iowa State University, and the Sukup family of Sheffield, Iowa who continues to support the annual Organists of Iowa Series.

All events are free and open to the public, and held in the Music Building.

Wednesday, March 8

International Women’s Day 2017 including music from South Africa
9:00am, Music Building 130
3:00pm, Music Building 024

Monday, March 20

Women Composers’ Discussion
9:00am, Music Building 130
3:00pm, Music Building 024

Wednesday, March 22

Women Composers’ Discussion
9:00am, Music Building 130
3:00pm, Music Building 024

Friday, March 24

7:30pm Concert, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Arianna Bohning (United States) and Natalie Jouzi (Jordan), A Refugee’s Lullaby
Dr. Kris Bryden (United States), Rotations
Performed by saxophone quartet: Jasmine Mobley, Karly Nelson, Tryiston TeKippe, Brandon Waring.

Madeleine Dring (United Kingdom) & Amy Beach (United States)
Performed by Zachary Fisher, tenor & Jodi Goble, piano

Elizabeth de Gambarini (Italy)
Performed by Patricia Izbicki, harpsichord

Jodi Goble (United States), The Heart of the World: Six Imagist Poems
Performed by Jodi Goble, piano
Shelby VanNordstrand, soprano
Ashley Sievers, mezzo-soprano

Olympia Manning (United States), New Frontier
Performed by Olympia Manning, violin

Sunday, March 26

3:00pm Organists of Iowa Concert, Martha Ellen Tye Recital Hall

European and American music by women composers from the Baroque era through the present including compositions by Marie-Claire Alain (France), Nadia Boulanger (France), Emma Lou Diemer (United States), Barbara Heller (Germany), Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (France), Florence Price (United States), Marguerite Roesgen-Champion (Switzerland), Erzsébet Szönyi (Hungary), and Germaine Tailleferre (France).

Performed by Dr. Miriam Zach, organ with Amy Christensen, oboe & Dr. James Bovinette, trumpet