Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tania León Conducts Chicago Sinfonietta in Women's Month Concert

LADIES’ CHOICE: A Celebration of International Women's Month

Guest conductor and composer Tania Justina León takes the podium as the Chicago Sinfonietta pays tribute to the contributions that women have made to classical music. Cuban-born Ms. León conducts two of her own compositions, one of which features pianist Jade Simmons, plus other works by women from around the world, while trumpeter Alison Balsom guests on Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet.

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Prologue and Variations

Augusta Holmes: Irelande, poeme symphonique

Tania Leon; Horizons and Kabiosile

Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet

Chen Yi: Ge Xu (Antiphony)

[Tania Justina León is profiled at Her own website is:]

Sunday, March 30, 2:30 pm, Dominican University, River Forest
Monday, March 31, 7:30 pm, Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

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