Chamber Music Northwest, based in Portland, Oregon, has announced its five-week 2017 summer festival season, which will spotlight music by women composers. The season will open on June 26 with music by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn performed by pianists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky. Also planned are a performance by Portland early-music ensemble In Mulieribus of Hildegard von Bingen’s 1151 morality play Ordo Virtutum; a staging of Sylvia Milo’s monodrama The Other Mozart, about Nannerl Mozart; and world premieres by Hannah Lash and Kati Agócs. Other composers featured at the festival will include Valerie Coleman, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Bonnie Miksch, Amy Beach, Ellen Zwilich, Rebecca Clarke, Gabriela Lena Frank, Helen Grime, Joan Tower, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriella Smith. In addition to music by women composers, the festival will also include world premieres by William Bolcom, Chris Rogerson, and Daniel Schlosberg, and music by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Janacek, Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Bartok, David Lang, and Duke Ellington.
Posted February 23, 2017