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NMWA Presents Pianist Lydia Brown

Mar 22 2017

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a lineup of acclaimed performers as part of the annual Shenson Chamber Music Concerts under the artistic direction of Gilan Tocco Corn. 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 19 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.

Join NMWA in welcoming pianist Lydia Brown and award-winning singers of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) on Wednesday, April 19, 7:30–9:30 p.m., for a program featuring the cabaret songs of acclaimed American composer and pianist William Bolcom.

Better known for his work on the operas McTeague and A View from the Bridge, the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer Bolcom and his longtime collaborator/lyricist Arnold Weinstein wrote 29 cabaret songs from 1963 to 1996. Brown, a personal friend of Bolcom, and the singers from the CCM Opera department have combined these witty, thought-provoking and frequently hilarious songs into a showcase of one of the greatest living composers of our time.

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