Acclaimed pianist and author Jeremy Denk curates a program that unites female composers across the centuries. Works by Louise Farrenc and Clara Schumann, French Romantic holdout Cécile Chaminade, American pianist and composer Amy Beach, and modernist-turned-folk-revivalist Ruth Crawford Seeger sit alongside works by acclaimed contemporary composers Tania León, Meredith Monk, Phyllis Chen, and Missy Mazzoli. Works by Brahms and Robert Schumann sit in dialogue with works by their peers and their successors.
Denk pulls these diverse works and composers together to tell a story of women’s genius—both recognized and neglected in their times and remembered and forgotten in ours—and lends his insight, technical panache, and expressive style to this era-spanning program.
Clara Schumann | Romance No. 1, Op. 22 (arranged for solo piano)
Tania León | Ritual
Cécile Chaminade | The Flatterer
Missy Mazzoli | Heartbreaker
Meredith Monk | Paris
Amy Beach | Five Improvisations for Piano, Op. 148
Ruth Crawford Seeger | Study in Mixed Accents
Louise Farrenc | Mélodie in A-Flat Major
Phyllis Chen | Untitled
Robert Schumann | Ghost Variations
Johannes Brahms | Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
Celebrity Series of Boston at Groton Hill
Groton Hill Music Center is thrilled to welcome Celebrity Series of Boston to Meadow Hall for four shows in their 23/24 season. This exciting season is the first programmed by new Artistic Director Nicole Taney, and promised audiences artist debuts, beloved returning artists, and new opportunities to explore. Read the Celebrity Series of Boston Press Release and discover more Celebrity Series of Boston artists at Groton Hill:
Celebrity Series of Boston presents Isata Kanneh-Mason, Friday, October 13 at 8pm.
Celebrity Series of Boston presents Hélène Grimaud, Sunday, January 21 at 3pm.
Celebrity Series of Boston presents Isidore String Quartet, Thursday, March 28 at 8pm.
Learn more about Groton Hill
Groton Hill’s two world-class performance halls are tuned for beautiful acoustics. Nestled into a bucolic New England hillside, our home features 35 classrooms, 5 bars, ample parking, and the Woodland Room for convenient dining reservations.
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez