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Jesus College Chapel

8pm on Sat 25th January 2020


Ethel Smyth - March of the Women

Janet Oates - Atomic Choruses

Silvia Lim - Paper Wings

Barbara Strozzi - Amante Modesto; Contrasto de’ Cinque Sensi

FREE ENTRY, with a retiring collection for the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

8th march 2020

Come to our International Women's Day Concert, which marks the end of our festival! We will be performing lots of exciting music, including Alice Mary Smith's Symphony in C Minor, ‘Entr’acte’ by Caroline Shaw and the winning piece of our composition competition! The concert will be preceded by a talk about music and International Women's Day by Susan Rutherford, Visiting Research Fellow in the Cambridge Music Faculty.


Festival Concert

International Women's Day

8th March 2019 

Trinity College Chapel


International Women's Day Concert

Trinity College Chapel 8pm

In celebration of International Women's Day, Cambridge Female Composers Festival invites you to our main festival concert! The concert will feature a range of works from prominent female composers, as well as the world premier of our composition competition winning piece.

Joan Tower - Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Judith Weir - Heroic Strokes of the Bow
Cecile Chaminade - Flute Concertino (Soloist: Christina Alishaw)
Amy Beach - Gaelic Symphony
Anna Semple - Four Seas

Conducted by Joy Lisney and Naomi Woo

With a retiring collection for the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, who will give a short talk during the concert.

Pre-concert panel:

Women in music and musicology today 

With guest speakers Suzanne Cusick, Katharine Ellis, Susan Rutherford and Vanessa Paloma Elbaz

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