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Women in Music: Of Suffragettes, Singers and Symphonists: Women Composers in the 19th and 20th Centuries

20 May 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:45 pm

From Clara Schumann to Ethyl Smyth and Cathy Berberian, the last few centuries have witnessed an extraordinary array of talented women composers and performers.  Whether curbing their ambitions to remain with the bounds of decorum, or publicly flouting the apparent “limitations” of their sex, these individuals created an enduring musical and cultural legacy, sometimes with important political ramifications.  Many were also talented performers and international celebrities, touring and concertising to great public and critical acclaim.  In this talk, Dr Katy Hamilton explores and celebrates the lives and achievements of these remarkable women, and their social circle.  Katy is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music who has taught at the Royal College of Music. UK Friends of NMWA has reserved a handful of places at this Focus Day organized by Music Talks in conjunction with the Vernon Ellis Foundation and the Royal College of Music. Cost:  £45 (includes light lunch with presenter).   RSVP to RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.  Please post cheques to Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS. The event will take place at a private home in Kensington.  Address will be provided to attendees.

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Date:
20 May 2015
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11:00 am - 2:45 pm
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Private Home
Kensington,