Orchestra Miami continues its Discover Miami through Music innovative series on Saturday.
The program of chamber music is by composers who are all women and will be at the Coral Gables Woman's Club.
"Discover Miami through Music allows us to learn more about our collective history, and each other, through concerts performed in our landmarks and places of historic interest," says Elaine Rinaldi, artistic director of Orchestra Miami.
She explains that the program features music by four women composers:
Composed in 1867, "Romance for Violin and Piano Op. 23" is by American composer and pianist Amy Marcy Beach.
Quintet by Ellen Taffe Zwilich was composed in 1990. Zwilich, a Coral Gables native is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in Music, the first woman ever to receive the coveted award.
"Slow Burn" (arranged for string quintet) is by contemporary composer, violist and educator Jessica Meyer. The piece premiered in March 2018 at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Sarasota to accompany a dancer from the Black Diamond Burlesque company.
"It is a combination of all the groovy music I like to listen to, at the heart of which is a theme that most singers wind up singing about at some point: that unrequited love that was never meant to be," Meyer said.
The performers include Orchestra Miami’s Concert Master Mei Mei Luo, who holds the Leo N. Rinaldi Concert Master Chair, Violinists Karen Lord-Powell and Dina Kostic, Violist Chauncey Patterson, Cellist Aaron Merritt, Bassists Janet Clippard and Brian Powell and Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, pianist.
Ruth Martinez, president of the Women’s Club, will give a brief talk about the history of the club before the program.
Rinaldi said having the program at the Women's Club is an honor and an opportunity to have people be invited into the historic place, which has been in existence since 1923. Orchestra Miami is celebrating 14 seasons of excellence and innovative programs which are designed to build community and educate through music.
Attend the concert in-person at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, located at 1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, 33134. In-person tickets are $30 and include a glass of Prosecco at intermission. Livestream tickets are available starting at just $10. Advance tickets can be purchased at tix.musae.me/orchestramiami. For more information, visit www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.