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Contemporary Women Composers
Join Active Minds as we listen to works by early 20th century composers such as Rebecca Clarke and Lili Boulanger, and discuss Pauline Oliveros, Joan Tower, Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, Du Yun, and other greats.
In a 1970 article in The New York Times, composer Pauline Oliveros urged critics not to refer to women who happen to also be composers as “lady” composers. Indeed, female composers in contemporary classical music have reached musical heights and forged musical trends that need not be qualified or limited by gender. We’ll listen to works by early 20th century composers such as Rebecca Clarke and Lili Boulanger, explore the sound concepts of Pauline Oliveros, and profile the musical contributions of Joan Tower, Pulitzer Prize winners Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, Du Yun and more. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Garden Plaza of Aurora, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place, and All the Comfort of Home.