For too long, women have been shunted to the sidelines of history, their voices silenced and their influence minimized. The history of classical music is no exception, and even the most gifted female musicians were discouraged from pursuing their careers, their work relegated to the footnotes of music history textbooks. Even today as more opportunities open up for female performers, composers, directors, and producers, these systemic injustices persist. With music from the renaissance, twentieth century, and a world premiere by Sato Matsui, Ready Or Not celebrates the diverse voices and unique artistic visions of women throughout the ages, who have always made music whether the world was ready or not.
MADDALENA CASULANA Madrigal “Morir non può il mio cuore”
FLORENCE PRICE “Andante Moderato” from string quartet in G Major
ANNA CLYNE Within Her Arms
GRAZYNA BACEWICZ Concerto for Strings
ORIGINAL COMMISSION TBD