“Sisterhood of Composer-Performers”

The McDaniel College Department of Music’s Evelyn Mackenzie Performance Series presents “Sisterhood of Composer/Performers,” March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.  The program will highlight a diverse selection of post-1800 piano works by women composers.  The performance will also feature original works by composers Sabrina Clarke (McDaniel class of 2010), Krystal Folkestad-Grant, and Anne Neikirk.

The Sisterhood of Composer/Performers, a collaboration between composers Anne Neikirk, Krystal Folkestad-Grant, and Sabrina Clarke, was launched in the summer of 2017.  The group exists to showcase piano music by women composers.  Sabrina Clarke and Krystal Grant play music by Chaminade, Beach, Mendelssohn, Carvajal, and others, as well as new compositions by the three members of the Sisterhood.  Their inaugural concert season has included performances at Temple University in Philadelphia, at the Trust Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, PA, and at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA.

The concert will feature “Summer Dreams” (1901) by Amy Beach; Album des enfants, Opus 123 (1906) by Cecile Chaminade; Tres Miniaturas (1988-1991) by Ailem Carvajal; and Song from Four Songs for Piano, Op. 6, No. 3 (1847) by Fanny Mendelssohn.  The concert will also highlight pieces composed by the performers: “She Persisted” (2017), by Neikirk; “and other stories (a bildungsroman)” (2017) by Clarke; and “Improvisation” (2018) by Grant.

The Evelyn Mackenzie Performance Series brings an exciting array of both nationally- and internationally-renowned artists and musical styles to the McDaniel College campus. All concerts in this series are made possible by a generous contribution from the estate of Evelyn C. Mackenzie, McDaniel College (founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College), class of 1931. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm

McDaniel Lounge

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