Women’s History Month 2021: Focus On Women Composers

Live-stream concert of the US Embassy in Vienna in cooperation with the Exilarte Center

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8 p.m. – now permanently available on YouTube

The American Embassy in Vienna, in cooperation with the Exilarte Center at the mdw and the Alte Schmiede in Vienna, invites you to a live-stream concert featuring women composers from the USA and Austria. The program features compositions by Jewish composers Ruth Schönthal and Vally Weigl, who were expelled by the Nazi regime and found a new home in the United States. Also works by the reputed American composer Nancy Van de Vate, who has been living in Vienna since many years, the Austrian composer Gabriele Proy, winner of the Music Award of the City of Vienna, and American composer Katherine Hoover, who was a professor at Manhattan School of Music for more than 15 years are part of this varied program

Ulrike Anton | Flute
Miyuki Schüssler | Piano
Armin Egger | Guitar

Live-stream concert from the Alte Schmiede, Saturday, March 13, 2021 – now permanently available on YouTube

Program

Ruth Schönthal (1924 – 2006): A Bird’s Song About…
for Flute and Piano

Nancy Van de Vate (b. 1930): Lento for Piano

Gabriele Proy (b. 1965): Azurit
for Solo Guitar

Vally Weigl (1894 – 1982): Bird of Life
for Solo Flute

Katherine Hoover (1937 – 2018): Caprice
for Flute and Guitar

Nancy Van de Vate (b. 1930): from Four Fantasy Pieces
for Flute and Piano
I. Slowly, with a timeless quality
II. Presto