Where Are The Women ?! (sic) is the title of a program featuring flutist Andrew Bolotowsky performing pieces by women, coming up this Saturday, October 4 from 3:30 to 5PM at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 99 Spring Street. This is free or by donation.
Women Who Rock is a program taking place on Monday, September 29 at 7:30 PM at the Times Center, 242 West 41st Street. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students and seniors.
What I like about this concurrence is that completely by accident, two all-women programs somehow ‘happen’ in the same week, and not during Women’s History Month. That’s really something to celebrate!
Below are details of these programs.
Andrew Bolotowsky will perform on a number of different flutes (and he owns an amazing collection): regular flute, alto flute, bass flute, Baroque flute, and the amazing 3-octave Baroque Bass Flute with the sound from beyond – even though it is very challenging to play, it is exquisite to hear, as I have heard it on one occasion. The program includes works by: Beth Anderson, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Sorrel Hays, Jennifer Post, Tui St. George Tucker, Elodie Lauten, Judith Sainte Croix, Deborah Sandoval Thurlow, Lenore Von Stein, Joyce Hope Suskind, Anne Tardos and Lynne Wilson.
The “women who rock” program includes Missy Mazzoli, Hannah Lash, Alexandra du Bois, Gabriela Lena Frank, Vivian Fung, Roshanne Etezady, Laura Schwendinger, and Augusta Read Thomas who is the best known of the bunch. I assume that the use of the verb “rock” is metaphorical as it being ‘groovy’, which is quite allright by me. I actually did briefly play rock (quickly evolving from glitter to heavy metal to punk to art rock) in my early days and I am not ashamed to say I did rock – in the primary meaning of the word…