Salon 21’s ‘Música pro Femina’ will spotlight female composers

Pianist Brianna Matzke

Pianist Brianna Matzke

Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m., Aronoff Center, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Salon 21’s fourth season will continue with “Música pro Femina,” featuring pianist Brianna Matzke. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Matzke will play only music written by female composers with a Cincinnati connection.

Cincinnati Soundbox served as an artistic adviser in preparation for this concert, which features works by Laura Harrison, Alexis Bacon and Carrie Magin.

“Cincinnati has a vibrant community for new music,” said Rachel C. Walker, co-founder and co-artistic director of Cincinnati Soundbox. “To have organizations like Salon 21 and talented soloists such as Brianna Matzke promoting the work of local composers is crucial in sharing this work on a broader scale across the city.”

“Concert of beautiful, intriguing and exciting music written by some of the most incredible female composers I have ever encountered.” -Brianna Matzke

Matzke, a champion of contemporary classical music, said she is excited to present a “concert of beautiful, intriguing and exciting music written by some of the most incredible female composers I have ever encountered.”

“The fact that these women have connections to Cincinnati just makes it all the more special and shows that classical music is truly a living art form,” she said.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
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