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Yale Alumni Virtual Performing Artists Series: Sunmi Chang and Clara Yang, “A Celebration of Three Women Composers from Different Eras”
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Yale Club of DC Virtual Event

 

Yale Alumni Virtual Performing Artists Series:
Sunmi Chang MM '06 and Clara Yang MM'06,
“A Celebration of Three Women Composers from Different Eras”

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

6:30-7:30pm


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  Instructions will be provided upon registration

Join the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. for a performance by Yale Alumni celebrating the works of great women composers, including a world premier composition!  These pieces are rare gems, and there are hardly any official recordings of them. We are truly honored to rediscover some of the works written by these women composers and bring them to people’s attention.

  • Three spirituals and Fantasies No. 1 and 2 by Florence Price
  • Violin & Piano Sonata by Liliya Ugay (World Premiere)
  • Violin & Piano Sonata by Amy Beach


About the Composers

Price and Beach each have a unique late-Romantic style, and their stories are truly inspiring.  Florence Price is an African American composer whose works have not been discovered and performed much due to racial and gender discrimination. Price made considerable use of characteristic African-American melodies and rhythms in many of her works. Beach, even though she was one of the first successful women composers, also had many restrictions during her lifetime due to gender. Her name would be listed on concert programs and published compositions as "Mrs. H. H. A. Beach." Her marriage to a Boston surgeon, Dr. Henry Harris, Aubrey Beach was conditioned upon her willingness "to live according to his status, that is, function as a society matron and patron of the arts. She agreed never to teach piano, an activity widely associated with women." Currently, Liliya is working on the violin & piano sonata to reflect and bridge these past works of Price and Beach in her own language.


Support the Yale Club of Washington, DC

The Yale Club of Washington, DC offers this event at no cost to our members and alumni.  However, we do ask for your support in one or both of the following ways: 

1)      Please become a member if you are not one already

2)      Donate to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (see option on registration page). 

Membership dues and donations are both critical income sources for the Club, which enable Club operations, programs, and financial viability.

       

Contact: Lauren Harris - [email protected]