Women in Music




Women in Music

Women in Music

The Women in Music concert celebrates the significant impact that women have had on the world of music. Historically, female contributions have often been over-looked, but that has changed through the years, thanks in-part to Florence Price, Lili Boulanger, and Fanny Mendelssohn, three composers highlighted at this concert.  Florence Price is of particular historical and artistic significance as the first African-American woman to have a full-symphonic work played by a major American orchestra (Chicago Symphony in 1933). The LSO will present Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3.  Lili Boulanger is the first female to win the Prix de Rome composition prize in 1913.  She was a child prodigy with perfect pitch.  Unfortunately, Lili only lived to age twenty-four.  The LSO will be performing Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps.  Fanny Mendelssohn is the older sister of the more famous Felix Mendelssohn.  The LSO will perform Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture in C. (1805 – 1847)  One of the first female composers to have her work actually published, Fanny blazed a trail for the acceptance of women into a traditionally male profession.

Guest artist at this concert will be Miss Yannie Tan, award winning pianist, who will perform the very beautiful and dramatic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2.  Miss Tan has a very decorated performing career and has graced the stage at Callaway Auditorium before, to the delight of the audience.  She has also placed first in the 2018 Young Artists Competition (YAC) which is sponsored by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.  What a concert this will be!  Delicately powerful and sure to please.  Celebrate Women in Music with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.


October Poster

Concert begins at 7:30 PM.   Callaway auditorium is located on Dallis Street which is part of the campus of LaGrange College.




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