Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, outdoor Terrace
Saturday, April 24, 4 p.m.
This concert is sold out.
“Over the centuries, many outstanding female composers, with talents equal to or surpassing their male counterparts, were discouraged, ignored and put down,” classical music novelist Clemency Burton-Hill writes in the book Maestros.
Bach Aria Soloists honors these extraordinary composers with an intriguing program from the Middle Ages through today, performed by BAS’ all-female ensemble. 12th c. abbess Hildegard von Bingen; Baroque muse Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre; Romantic American composer Amy Beach; and African-American composers Florence Price and Jessie Montgomery = Women Power.
Hildegard von Bingen
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
Women Power Concert Program