Tapestry: “Web of Lace”

Sunday, November 13Sun, Nov 13 at 4:00 PM

Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

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Founded in 1995, vocal ensemble Tapestry has established an international reputation for its bold conceptual programming – combining medieval and traditional repertory with contemporary compositions. Their Festival program “Web of Lace” resounds with vocal, chamber and solo works with echoes of impressionism and a touch of jazz. The program celebrates extraordinary women including:

  • Modesta Bor – An important Venezuelan composer and conductor whose music elevated the common folk of the countryside and often provided a social commentary of her people.
  • Lili Boulanger – A rising star in early 20th-century France and the first woman to win the Prix de Rome.
  • Rebecca Clarke – A British-American composer and renowned violist who was the first woman to play in a professional orchestra.
  • Florence Price – The first African American woman composer to have her work played by a major symphonic orchestra (the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) in 1933.
  • Germaine Tailleferre – The only woman composer of the famed group Les Six.
  • Modern works by Ysaye Barnwel, Emily Lau, Ella Jenkins, Joan Szymko, Sheena Phillips, Nadine Shanti, and Patricia Van Ness round out this program for voices, piano and viola.

Tapestry will be providing pre-concert programming for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, November 12, highlighting the music of Florence Price, who is featured on Tapestry’s and KSO’s concerts. The members of Tapestry will draw from the Florence Price archives at New England Conservatory and University of Arkansas.

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