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Jan. 23, 1998

Tribute to female composers Sunday

Join ISU faculty in "Unsung Heroines," a tribute to women composers throughout the ages, at 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 25) in the Music Building Recital Hall.

From pagan to sacred to Calamity Jane, from pre-history to day-before-yesterday, women have contributed to the art of music. Much of this music, however, does not appear in history books or on the concert stage.

ISU faculty literally will start at the beginning, with an utterance by the Oracle at Delphi, continue with music by 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen and move to the present with pieces by Minnesota composer Libby Larsen and a recent percussion piece by an ISU student. The recital will feature flute, song, trombone, piano and organ music, all preceded by a carillon concert featuring Tin-shi Tam playing three pieces by Emma Lou Diemer.

Rachel Jeffreys, fine arts producer for WOI-Radio, will serve as commentator for the free concert, offering insights on the music and composers.

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