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Dawn: Orchestral concert with music by female composers

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GöteborgsOperanChristina Nilssons Gata, Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, SE 41104, Sweden
On Thursday 8 March 2018 at 15:00
Tower, Joan (b. 1938)Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Smyth, Dame Ethel (1858-1944)Concerto for Horn and Violin
Andrée, Elfrida (1841-1929)Concert Overture in D major
Mahler, Alma (1879-1964)Songs (arr Jorma Panula)
Tailleferre, Germaine (1892-1983)Ouverture
Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Ruut KiiskiConductor
Matilda PaulssonMezzo-soprano

On International Women’s Day, the Göteborg Opera Orchestra will put on a varied and highly anticipated orchestral concert of music by female composers.

The pieces range from Sweden’s first female cathedral organist, a daughter of Gothenburg: the 19th century's Elfrida Andrée, via the British Ethel Smyth – one of the first women whose operas were produced in full, the German Alma Mahler (so much more than merely the spouse of Gustav Mahler), the French Germaine Tailleferre, who was the only female member of the famous French group of composers known as ‘Les Six’, up to contemporary figures such as Joan Tower, an enormously successful composer from the USA.

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