Wonder Women of Classical Music!
Sunday, March 10
6 River Terrace, Battery Park City
An all-female ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month with a performance showcasing great classical and contemporary female composers.
Led by KCO concertmaster Belinda Whitney and featured violinist Joyce Hammann, the ensemble will play works by women composers, such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Melanie Bonis, Florence Price (the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra), and the exciting contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery.
Free; registration required.
Pace University’s Schimmel Center, located at Three Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold Street presents a series of performing arts event throughout this month.
On Saturday, March 9 (at 7:30 pm), the Salon Songbook series continues with, “Baby Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters,” a timely tribute to the pioneers-in-heels who crashed the boys’ club, and wrote hit shows like Once Upon a Mattress, Sweet Charity, and On the Town, along with immortal songs like “Witchcraft,” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” The performance will feature vocalists Jenn Gambatese, Kenita Miller, Linda Purl, and Margo Seibert.
On Sunday, March 10 (at 7:30 pm), Ranky Tanky-a Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet whose name translates as “get funky,” and who specialize in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music-will perform everything from playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies.
For information, call 212-346-1715, or browse: schimmelcenter.org.