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Concert preview at 2:15 p.m. – Mothers of Music interview with Christine Ammer

DCWS highlights pioneering female composers Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Kristin Kuster’s “Jelly Fish” will be performed by a new DCWS member, Tim McAllister. And don’t miss a special interview with Christine Ammer, an esteemed musicologist and author of “A History of Women in American Music.”


Schumann, Clara – Piano Trio Op.17
Mendelssohn, Fanny – Songs without Words
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe – Concerto for Trumpet & 5 Instruments
Kuster, Kristin – Jelly Fish
Thomas, Augusta Read – Four Etudes


Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Courtney Snyder, conductor
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin
Una O’Riordan, cello
Stephen Molina, bass
Zhihua Tang, piano
Liz Ames, piano
Gwen Thrasher Dease, percussion
Shannon Orme, bass clarinet
David Ammer, trumpet
Dave Buck, flute
Kristin Kuster, composer

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