WomensWorkLogo2013Women’s Work will present the third concert of its 2013 series, featuring the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble, Tuesday, May 21 – 7:30 PM on the main stage of The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in Manhattan. The evening will be hosted by series curator Beth Anderson.

Concert repertoire will be Nancy Gustavson’s Nocturne, Barbara Harbach’s Carondelet Caprice, Beth Anderson’s February Swale (commissioned by Canta Libre), Adrienne Albert’s Lullaby and music of Victoria Bond.

The three-concert series, with works chosen by the presenting performers, will explore small ensemble chamber music by prominent contemporary women composers from the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Women’s Work produces an annual series of concerts of women’s music and educates the public about their accomplishments. Many of the composers presented speak at the concerts. Visit series host Beth Anderson at http://www.beand.com. Funding for Women’s Work 2013 comes through the generosity of many individual supporters.

Admission to the May 21 concert is $20 general, $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756427. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 7:00 PM. For more information about this concert and the series, contact Women’s Work at 516-586-3433 or visit their Fractured Atlas page at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/712. Programs are subject to change.

Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature CantaLibre113specifically written for flute, harp and strings. They have been acclaimed by audiences throughout the Northeast and were featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference. They have appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC radio at The Green Space, at The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Bargemusic, Cornelia Street Café, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, and The Brooklyn Public Library and perform regularly throughout the New York tri-state area. Trained at the finest conservatories, many of the members have performed and toured internationally with appearances at major festivals, including Aspen, Spoleto and Tanglewood. Their critically-acclaimed CD of music by Jean Francaix, Joseph Guy Ropartz, Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur and Maurice Ravel is available on the 4Tay label from http://www.classicalcds.net/4tay/chamber.html. It was designated “the best new U.S. release” by BBC Music Magazine in March of 2011. Much more about them at http://www.cantalibre.org.



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