Thursday, March 08, 2007

Trailing Baltimore But Leading Where Classical WETA Fails To Do So, National Gallery Of Art Celebrates Women Composers/Conductors And American Music

March 11, 2007 (Sun)

6:30 pm

National Gallery Orchestra with pianist Ingrid Fliter [FREE]

[Parents and adults are encouraged to bring young people to this superb free concert. The young people should be old enough to sit and listen quietly to European and American classical music. Ingrid Fliter will be appearing with the National Symphony Orchestra in their 2007-08 European and American Classical Music series.]

National Gallery of Art


Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805 – 1847)

Overture in C Major (1830)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)

Piano Concerto no. 2 in G Minor (1869)

Andante sostenuto
Allegro scherzando


Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Symphony no. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485 (1816)

Andante con moto
Menuetto — Allegro molto
Allegro vivace


Women’s History Month

Although the National Gallery Orchestra welcomes its first female guest conductor on this occasion, women have been members of the orchestra since 1951. In fact, since the late 1980s, the majority of musicians in the orchestra have been women. The Gallery’s American Music Festival has also been highlighting the contributions of female composers since 1948, when works by Mabel Daniels and Mary Howe were premiered. Subsequent seasons have included first performances of works by a significant number of female composers, among them Esther Ballou, Elene Maria de Hellenbranth, Shulamit Ran, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. The Gallery’s concert series has been the scene of multiple performances of works by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Mary Howe, and Maria Theresia von Paradis, among others.

This concert is a joint undertaking of the National Gallery and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, intended to celebrate Women’s History Month. Begun in 1978 by congressional resolution, this observance was created to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history and to commemorate the contributions of notable and ordinary women...

Complete Program Notes to this Concert Now Available.

The National Gallery of Art's American Paintings Galleries.

Selected Online Tours

American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
American Impressionists of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
American Realists of the Early 1900s
Mary Cassatt: Selected Paintings
John Singleton Copley
Portraits of the Founding Benefactors
Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart Paints the First Five Presidents
Homer and Eakins: American Painters in the Late 1800s
Selected African American Artists
Whistler, Sargent, and Tanner: Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s

In-Depth Studies

American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection
Exploring Themes in American Art
American Impressionism and Realism
John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark
William Harnett: Trompe l'Oeil
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
Jasper Johns: Perilous Night
Thomas Moran
Jackson Pollock: Number 1, 1950, (Lavender Mist)
Edward Ruscha: Lisp
Frederic Remington
Mark Rothko
Edward Steichen: Le Tournesol (The Sunflower)

Streaming Slideshow

Winslow Homer: Right and Left (Download RealPlayer)

Mary Cassatt
The Loge, 1882

Chester Dale Collection

Photo credit: (c) National Gallery of Art. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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