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New York Women Composers Conference

Barnard College, New York, 28 February 1997


A Celebration of Women Composers -- a one-day conference devoted to the
contemporary woman composer -- will take place on Friday, February 28, 1997
at Barnard College. The day-long event--focusing on composers active in
the New York area--will feature afternoon and evening concerts, with
performances by the Flux String Quartet, violinist Justine Fang Chen,
flutist Jayn Rosenfeld, pianists Marcia Eckert and Margaret Kampmeier, and
the Barnard/Columbia Chamber Singers. 

The conference will open with a morning session, titled, "The New York
Experience," at which four eminent musicologists will provide an
historical perspective on pressing issues for today's women composers.
Adrienne Fried Block, co-director of the Project for the Study of Women in
Music at CUNY's Graduate Center, will chair this panel. At the afternoon
session, titled, "Beyond the Notes," leading authorities on New York
concert life will discuss the practical realities of being a woman
composer today. Composer/conductor Victoria Bond will moderate this panel. 

There will also be a tape gallery presenting an array of electronic,
computer and instrumental works. 

The conference, dedicated to the memories of Miriam Gideon and Louise
Talma, prominent New York City composers who died this year, is sponsored
by New York Women Composers and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
It is chaired by composer Eva Wiener. 

Registation fee for daytime attendance is $25; for the entire conference,
including evening concert, $30. Students with a valid I.D. will receive a
reduced rate. 

WHAT:   A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN COMPOSERS
                A day-long conference --with concerts--on contemporary
                women composers


WHEN:   Friday, February 28, 1997
                        Morning session: 9:45 - 12:15
                        Afternoon session: 3:30 - 5:30
                Piano recital:          2:00 - 3:00
                Evening concert:        8:00 - 10:00

WHERE:  Barnard College
                117th St. & Broadway, New York City


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30-9:30  Registration and breakfast, Barnard Hall; Tape Gallery open

9:30-9:45  Welcome

                Leslie Calman, Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women
                Eva Wiener, Membership Chair, New York Women Composers

Session I

9:45-12:15  The New York Experience: An Historical View

                 Chair: Adrienne Fried Block,Co-Director, Project for the
			Study of Women in Music, Graduate Center, CUNY

        Liane Curtis, Visiting Research Associate, Women's Studies Program,
                Brandeis University
                "Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) in New York"

        Irene Heskes, Music Historian, Jewish Music Specialist
                "Miriam Gideon (1906-1996): A Life of Musical Creativity
			and Spiritual Commitment"

        Barbara Petersen, Assistant Vice-President, Concert Music, BMI
                "Mamlok's Musical Miniatures: Music from a Half Century in New
                        York City"

        Judith Tick, Professor of Music, Northeastern University, Boston
                "Ruth Crawford's New York Years"


12:30-1:45 Lunch at Barnard      Tape Gallery open

2:00-3:00  Piano Recital

Ruth Crawford                           Study in Mixed Accents
                                        Preludes 6-9
Eleanor Cory                            Play Within a Play
Louise Talma                            Pastorale Prelude
                                        Alleluia in Form of Toccata

                        Marcia Eckert, piano


Rebecca Clarke                          Cortège

Ruth Schonthal                          Nachklänge (Reverberations)
                                                        for timbred piano

Miriam Gideon                           Sonata

                        Margaret Kampmeier, piano

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break


Session II

3:30-5:30 Beyond the Notes: A Panel Discussion

        Moderator: Victoria Bond, composer/conductor

        Barbara Petersen, Assistant Vice President, Concert Music, BMI
        Fran Richard, Director of Symphonic and Concert Music, ASCAP
        Beth Anderson, composer
        Nancy Clarke, Executive Director, American Music Center
        Susan Feder, Vice President/Director of Promotion, G.Schirmer

        Christopher Johnson, Senior Editor and Manager, Music Dept., Oxford
                University Press
        Sylvia Glickman, composer, pianist; Founder, Hildegard Publishing
		Company
        Myra Melford, jazz pianist
        Daria Semegen, Associate Professor of Music; Director, Electronic
		Music Studio, SUNY Stony Brook
        Marnie Hall, founder, Leonarda Records


8:00-10:00 Concert

Bun-Ching Lam                                   L'Air du Temps
                                                        for string quartet
                The Flux String Quartet

Katherine Hoover                                Divertimento
                                                        for flute and
							string trio
                Jayn Rosenfeld,flute, with members of the Flux Quartet

Hilary Tann                                     The Cresset Stone
                                                        for solo violin
                Tom Chiu, violin

Ursula Mamlok                           String Quartet

                The Flux String Quartet



Justine Fang Chen                               Flying Presto from Sonata for
                                                        Unaccompanied
							Violin
                Justine Fang Chen, violin


Works by Ruth Crawford, Mary Ann Joyce, Stefania M. de Kenessey, Jeanne
Singer and Joelle Wallach

                The Barnard /Columbia Chamber Singers
                Gail Archer, Conductor

Tape Gallery: Tapes of music by members of NYWC will be played at times
specified in the program.
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