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Behind Every Great Woman...

August 18, 2023 at 11:30:00 PM

Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

A celebration of women composers with fascinating stories to tell.

We’ve all heard the saying “Behind every great man is a great woman” but we are now in a time where we can flip this, and explore works by incredible women in the past 100 years, who were all no doubt inspired as all classical musicians are by the music of Mozart.

In this enchanting program, we feature works mostly written by women around the world in the past 100 years, with fascinating stories to tell. This program journeys from Azerbaijan across Europe and the British Isles before finishing in Washington D.C. with Caroline Shaw’s captivating “Plan and Elevation” inspired by the historic Dumbarton Oaks home in Georgetown.


Rəqs (Dance) (2015): Franghiz Ali-Zadeh  (b. 1947)


Clarinet Quintet in A Major, KV 581:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)




            Allegretto con variazioni


Poem: Adagio for String Quartet (1926): Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (2015): Caroline Shaw (1886-1979)

            The Ellipse

            The Cutting Garden

            The Herbaceous Border

            The Orangery

            The Beech Tree

*Please note: All programs are subject to changes

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