METUCHEN CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
WITH NJSO CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT FEATURING WOMEN COMPOSERS
METUCHEN, NJ – Thanks, in part, to the sponsorship of the Westerhoff School of Music and Art, The Metuchen Arts Council and the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen will host a chamber music concert featuring a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 30th , at 8:00 p.m. at the Church’s Social Center located at 270 Woodbridge Avenue in Metuchen. The program will celebrate Women Composers in honor of Women’s History Month.
“Classical music, like many other fields, has been dominated by male composers for centuries,” said Judy Yin-Chi Lee, Arts Council member and the program’s organizer. The Metuchen Arts Council is proud to bring attention to the music of some very gifted women.”
Several of the composers who will be included in the program are Fanny Mendelssohn, who’s works were published under her brother Felix Mendelssohn’s name; and Florence Beatrice Price who was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. For a full list of the evenings program visit www.metuchenarts.com
The concert will be performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, who will also give historic insights about the composers and the times in which they wrote and performed.
Tickets for the Chamber Music Concert Celebrating Women Composers are $15 or $10 with a donation of canned goods for the First Presbyterian Church’s Community Food Pantry. Children under 15 are free. The public is invited to stay after the performance to meet the musicians and enjoy light refreshments.
For reservations call the Metuchen Arts & Recreation Office at 732-549-3294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.