On Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., The Valley Concert Society will present a program at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium that celebrates the glorious contribution of female musicians to the world of classical music.
Violist Molly Carr is a remarkable musician, teacher, and administrator. She is a member of the prestigious Juilliard String Quartet and teaches at both Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. Besides all this, she is the founder and CEO of Project: Music That Heals Us, an award-winning organization that brings high quality music to marginalized communities.
Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has enjoyed a prolific international performing career and has won top honours at numerous prestigious competitions. She is currently a professor of music at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2018 Petrova was honoured at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe.
These two brilliant musicians have prepared a delightful program of music composed entirely by women.
The program opens with Florence Price’s sprightly Elfentanz and closes with one of the great works in the viola repertoire, Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Piano. A recording of the Clarke sonata on the duo’s debut album Novel Voices was praised by a Spanish classical music magazine as “the best interpretation of this sonata to date”.
Also in the program are works that range from Clara Schumann’s Three Romances to an arrangement of Beyoncé’s Halo. The evening will be filled with works of exquisite beauty, profound sensitivity, and remarkable creativity.
Tickets for this amazing concert are available online at www.valleyconcertsociety.com at $32 for adults and $20 for students. For more information, call 604-289-3377.
I look forward to seeing you at the concert.
John Wiebe - President
The Valley Concert Society