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NMWA Presents 2015–16 Shenson Chamber Music Concert Season

Sep 02 2015

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a line-up of acclaimed performers as part of the annual Shenson Chamber Music Concerts. Through these concerts, the museum carries out its mission of recognizing and supporting women in all areas of the arts. Women musicians performing in the museum’s free concert series have been impressing audiences for 18 years. The series was named in honor of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, who were longtime supporters of the museum and lovers of music.

“This season, we are delighted and proud to present the brilliant Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova, who has won many competitions, and ravishing young soprano Nadine Sierra, who will be making her Met and La Scala debuts this fall,” said Artistic Director Gilan Tocco Corn, who has guided the programming of the Shenson Series since its inaugural season. “We will conclude our season with Rhoya Tocco Didden, together with, internationally renowned pianist James Tocco, presenting Francis Poulenc’s The Story of Babar in a reprise of their hugely successful performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2014.”

Over the years, the series has welcomed emerging and established artists, including the Ahn Trio, Christine Brewer, Sara Daneshpour, Sara Davis Buechner, Simone Dinnerstein, the Eroica Trio, Ingrid Fliter, Sharon Isbin, Olga Kern, Valentina Lisitsa and Eugenia Zukerman.

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