Celebrating Women Composers with Tri-County Symphonic Band
Marion — The Tri-County Symphonic Band will present a concert, Celebrating Women Composers, on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. in the Fireman Performing Arts Center on the campus of Tabor Academy in Marion.
This concert will present the world premiere of "Helen Of Troy," composed by New York City composer JoAnne Harris. Last August, the Tri-County Music Association was approved for a Cultural Investment Portfolio Projects grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the amount of $2,500. As part of the project, composer JoAnne Harris was commissioned to write an original work for the band. She completed "Helen of Troy" last month.
Flutist and Marion resident Wendy Rolfe will be the soloist in this concert featuring mostly modern pieces written by some of the best and brightest women composers of recent times.
Rolfe is one of the United States’ leading performers on historical and modern flutes. She has recorded two solo CDs and toured the USA. Rolfe was a Tanglewood Fellow. She performed and taught at international festivals in Brasilia, Peru, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Finland. She has appeared with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the BBC “Proms” series, and performed with Boston Baroque at the Casals Festival. She is professor at the Berklee College of Music.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Children 12 and under will be admitted to the concert free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at The Bookstall in Marion, The Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth and online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.