BethA612Two works by Beth Anderson will be presented on Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 PM, at Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street in New York, N.Y., as part of a Vox Novus Composer’s Voice and New York Women Composers Collaborative Concert Celebrating Women’s History Month.

Her Belgian Tango will be performed by violinist Josh Henderson and pianist Yumi Suehiro and The Bird of Time by soprano Jenny Greene as part of the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert segment.

The violin and piano version of Belgian Tango was first performed by Mary Rowell and Denman Maroney and recorded for Belgian radio in March 2000 and has been recorded by violinist Aleksandra Maslovaric as part of her Feminae in Musica collection. The original violin, accordion and piano version was performed and recorded by The Tango Project for Newport Classics.

The composer writes, “The Bird of Time is set to four lines from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam concerning the enjoyment of life and the shortness of life. It begins in B-flat, goes to C, and ends in E-flat—all in 50 seconds. A little like life. It was composed July 14, 2012 for Jenny Greene.”

Other works on the program are Esplorazione Spettrale by Anne Goldberg, Layered Lament by Faye-Ellen Silverman, Duo Ye by Chen Yi, Piece for Solo Violin by Nailah Nombeko, Jilted Tango by Rain Worthington and the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame segment. Performers will also include Stuart Breczinski, oboe, English horn and tape. More about the program at http://www.voxnovus.com/composersvoice/program/13-03-24.htm.

Other composers who will be part of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame are Erol Bugra Balci, Andrei Bogdanov, Inna Buganina, Anna Imaykina, Dmitry Kitsenko, Julie Mandel, Vitaliy Manyk, Evgenia Marchak, Daniel Minai, Richard Nye, Kala Peirson, Judi Silvano, Jose Jesus de Azevedo Souza, and Judith Lang Zaimont. More about this at http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame/featuring/Jenny_Greene/2013/.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.newyorkwomencomposers.org/calendar.php4. The event is sponsored in part by the New York Women Composers Seed Money Grant program.

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