Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

Feb. 10, 2004

Women Composers Concert Feb. 22 to Feature Music of the British Isles

The rich musical history of the British Isles, with unique selections from England, Ireland and Wales, will be featured in the Whitworth College Department of Music's annual Women Composers Concert, "The Untapped Source X: Music of the British Isles." The concert will take place Sunday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Whitworth Music Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

The concert will feature works by women composers from the 18th century to the present, and will highlight piano and vocal compositions. Featured piano compositions will include Ethyl Smyth's Variations on an Original Theme, Hillary Tann's Water's Edge for Piano Duet, and Sonatina for Two Pianos by Joan Trimble. Vocal compositions will include songs by Rebecca Clark, Betty Roe, Liza Lehmann, and Harriet Abrams.

Performers in the Women Composers Concert will include the following Whitworth music faculty and instructors: vocalists Marc A. Hafso, director of choral activities; Darnelle Preston and Tamara Schupman, adjunct voice instructors; and pianists Judith Schoepflin, founder and director of the Women Composers Concert series and associate professor of music; Brent Edstrom, assistant professor of music; and Beverly Rhodes, adjunct piano instructor.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Judith Schoepflin, associate professor of music, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4583 or jschoepflin@whitworth.edu.

Joan Lack, Music Department program assistant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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