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Playlist: WOMEN

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Pgm possibilities for Women's History Month

American Women Composers

From KCME | Part of the American Landscapes series | 57:27

Women in the arts have had a difficult time over the centuries. On this program a selection of amazing works by American women composers.

Al_logo_v3 Women in the arts have had a difficult time over the centuries. Though things began to change as we approached the new millenium, womencomposers  are still underrepresented on the concert stages of the world. On this program a selection of amazing works by American women composers. Included are works by Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, Florence Price, Libby Larsen and others.

#18-33 The Claremont Trio Play Works by Women

From All Classical Public Media | Part of the Played In Oregon series | 58:30

Three works by three women, including the Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn

Played_in_oregon_merlot_small Three women make up the Claremont Trio. This week on Played in Oregon, we’ll hear them in three Chamber Music Northwest Summerfest concerts, performing three works by women composers: Gabriela Frank, Fanny Mendelssohn, and a world premiere by Kati Agocs.

CMNW Summerfest 2017 Music by Women 1846-1998 17-03

From All Classical Public Media | Part of the Played In Oregon series | 58:30

This week on Played in Oregon, three pieces by women composers, each separated by about 75 years.

Played_in_oregon_merlot_small This week on Played in Oregon, three pieces by women composers, each separated by about 75 years, and each featured on Chamber Music Northwest’s Summerfest concert series this year. Works by Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, and Joan Tower.

Spotlight on Female Composers

From Wind & Rhythm | 59:30

This week on Wind & Rhythm we celebrate music by female wind band composers. We spotlight selections by Alex Shapiro, Shirley Mier, Valerie Coleman, Bjork, Carolyn Bremer, and more.

E495_photo_small_small This week on Wind & Rhythm we celebrate music by female wind band composers. We spotlight selections by Alex Shapiro, Shirley Mier, Valerie Coleman, Bjork, Carolyn Bremer, and more.

Joan Baez | Tent Show Radio | Episode 21:2

From Tent Show Radio | 59:00

Award-winning Joan Baez is a talented singer, songwriter, musician and activist, whose music encompasses genres including folk, rock, pop, gospel and country. First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a one-hour public radio program created from the best live recordings from acclaimed musical acts who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI.

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Joan Baez is a singer, songwriter, musician and activist, whose music encompasses genres including folk, rock, pop, gospel and country.  Joan performed music for over 60 years and released over 30 albums, in which her first three achieved gold record status.  A long and impressive list of awards, Joan has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 49th annual Grammy Awards® in 2007, Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award in 2015, and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.  Big Top Chautauqua was fortunate enough to have Joan Baez grace the stage under the blue and pearl grey canvas on August 7 in 2009.

First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a one-hour public radio program created from the best live recordings from acclaimed musical acts who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI.  During intermission, host Michael Perry spins a story “from the backstage dressing room, with the one lonely little light bulb burning."  Topics range from Mike’s battles with trees, to the behavior of rogue chickens, to the search for hope while stoking a wood stove in the darkness. ​ Running 52 weeks a year, Tent Show Radio is broadcast on 31 listener supported radio stations across 6 states and on most podcast streaming platforms. "Tent Show Radio" is also available for streaming at www.tentshowradio.org.

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua was founded in 1986. The first show under canvas was the Nelson-Ferris Concert Company Production Riding the Wind, the story of Bayfield and Madeline Island. Since then Big Top has welcomed over 700,000 patrons to the grounds for 2,000+ concerts and shows and countless lectures, workshops and other unique events. In addition to the action on the tent grounds, Big Top has also broadcast its performances over the public radio airwaves since 1994 through Tent Show Radio, bringing Big Top concerts into living rooms across the country and around the world via internet streaming and podcasts. Our resident band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, also tours to theaters and schools throughout the Upper Midwest. Over the course of 30 years we’ve touched millions of lives and created millions of memories with our eclectic blend of excellent musical offerings.

The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price

From The WFMT Radio Network | 58:29

One of the most renowned and beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to superstardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the operatic world. Price, who turns 90 in February, is celebrated by Roger Pines, broadcast commentator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a tribute covering her life and career in depth. In addition to representative recorded excerpts, the program features comments and reminiscences from numerous renowned American artists, among them Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky, Denyce Graves, and Eric Owens.

Leontyne_price__color__by_jack_mitchell_small One of the most renowned and beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to superstardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the operatic world. Price, who turns 90 in February, is celebrated by Roger Pines, broadcast commentator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a tribute covering her life and career in depth. In addition to representative recorded excerpts, the program features comments and reminiscences from numerous renowned American artists, among them Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky, Denyce Graves, and Eric Owens.