Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com: 'The Eastman Woman in Music Host Encore Performance At CUNY 4/7'

[Tania Justina León]

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
“On Thursday, April 7th at 1 p.m., the Eastman School of Music will present a special encore performance from the Women in Music Festival at the City University of New York (CUNY) as part of its Music in Midtown lunchtime concert series. The mission of the Women in Music Festival is to promote the significant contributions of women in music through performance, education, and advocacy. For the performance, Eastman students, faculty and alumnae will be on-hand to perform selected works by Tania León, Hilary Tann and others.

“León says, 'Because of the Eastman School of Music's leadership, the Women in Music Festival has become an important event honoring - beyond the scope of music - women and Susan B. Anthony's legacy.'

“The concert program features Tania León's Atwood Songs for soprano and piano. Of her experience composing this work, León says, 'It was so thrilling to collaborate with Margaret Atwood and to have the opportunity to exchange ideas on inspiration, poetry, and music with her. Margaret Atwood's status as an internationally renowned author has given a voice to women all over the world.' TICKETS: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/events/public_programs.htm [The website of the Afro-Cuban composer and conductor Tania León is http://www.tanialeon.com/; she is also profiled at AfriClassical.com]

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