Judith Shatin’s Doxa, Penelope’s Song (in its viola version) and L’etude du Coeur  will be performed by violist Blake Allen, with pianist Christopher Koelzer on Friday, May 24 – 7:00 PM at the Recital Room of Strathmore Hall, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. This will be part of Allen’s Modern Feminism recital.

Ms. Shatin writes about the three works, “Doxa (was) commissioned by the late violist and my dear friend Rosemary Glyde. Blake is also performing Penelope’s Song, in the original version, for amplified viola and electronics made from weaving sounds. I was lucky to be able to record local weaver Jan Russell, and to use digital magic to transform those recordings. Blake will also play L’etude du Coeur, another of Rosemary’s commissions. The latter was inspired by a painting by Degas, called L’etude des Main at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris many years ago.”

Mr. Allen (http://www.blakeallenmusic.net/) will also be performing music by Ruth Schonthal.

For more information, call 301-581-5100 or visit http://www.strathmore.org/.

Judith Shatin is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

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