Posted on March 3, 2020

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All Classical Portland highlights women composers and artists year-round, and in March we like to take a closer look at the many contributions that women have made. Here’s a look at what’s coming up on All Classical Portland this March, in recognition of Women’s History Month. All broadcast times listed are Pacific Standard Time.

Recommended reading: Five American Women Conductors You Should Know, Nine Black Women Who Changed Opera Forever, 10 Contemporary Women Composers You Should Know, Women Composers from the Middle Ages to the Baroque

Saturday, March 7th

Where We Live: Host Brandi Parisi shines a spotlight on Cascadia Composers concert Concert Mosaic. Concert Mosaic is a bold, inspired, and multi-faceted program of chamber music premieres and visual art displays by Northwest women composers and artists. Featured performers include the Delgani String Quartet along with special guests on horn, clarinet, percussion, and vocals. 5:15pm

The Concert Hall: Our celebration of women composers and conductors begins with a jazz-infused Concerto in Three Rhythms, by Dana Suesse; Symphony No. 3 by Louise Farrenc (French, 19th century); and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, played by Dartington Piano Trio. 7pm

Saturday, March 21st

The Score: We continue our popular series of music to Hollywood ‘A’ List actors with a rising star – Lupita Nyongo.  She received an Oscar for her first film: 12 Years a Slave, and followed this with impressive performances in Black Panther, Us, The Jungle Book, and the last three Star Wars movies. 2pm

Where We Live: (REBROADCAST) WOMEN SINGING WOMEN, a concert of audacious new music by female composers celebrating the experiences, questions, autonomy, and generally kick-ass nature of women. Resonance Ensemble embarks on an exploration of music by women about their experiences as women, including the world premiere of a new commission by award-winning composer, Melissa Dunphy. Dedicated to music made by women, spotlighting works by female composers and poets. Featured composers include Suzanne Vega, Carol Barnett, Lori Laitman, Ysaye Barnwell, Joan Szymko, and more. 5:15pm

The Concert Hall: John continues the celebration of women composers this week, including: Ethel Smyth’s String Quartet, Op. 1; Portland composer Joan Syzymko and her Illumina la tenebre, sung by Oregon Repertory Singers; and a charming discovery: Piano Concerto in G Minor by British composer, Ruth Gipps. 7pm

Saturday, March 28th

Where We Live: Host John Pitman talks to Marin Alsop about her passion for mentorship in her work with the Taki Concordia Fellowship. The Taki Fellowship is currently a two-year award that primarily includes intensive coaching and mentoring with Marin Alsop and other music industry professionals. 5:15pm

The Concert Hall: John continues the celebration of women composers this week, including: Rachel Barton Pine’s Medley of Scots Tunes; Cècile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra; Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 in d minor; and Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, Opus 67. 7pm