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Showcasing Contemporary Women - March 21, 22 & 23

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Classical Series

2019 - 2020

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About the Concert

In honor of Women's History Month, we showcase three modern-day musical heroines. Guest conductor Gemma New, highly sought-after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence, begins this program with Katherine Balch’s intricately colorful like a broken clock. Virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi, hailed as a violinist of “staggering energy and finesse,” seizes the stage with Saint-Saëns’ passionate Concerto No. 3, a lushly Romantic work weaving French nuance, subtlety and delicacy with Spanish swagger and flair. Beethoven’s cherished Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale,” joyously sketches nature in all its mercurial delight from babbling brooks to thunderstorms and country dances.

"whipping up and down the scale in a frenzy – here frantic, there ecstatic – Frautschi conjured a character of immense complexity."
– The Austin Chronicle


Concert Conversations

Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Sponsored by Viking Cruises                                                   
Guest Conductor Gemma New underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Jennifer Frautschi underwritten by Sigmund Anderman, In memory of Susan Anderman
Discovery Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre -Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Video underwritten by Chuck & Ellen Wear

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