Trailblazers: A Kids Concert Celebrating Women in Classical Music

Trailblazers: A Kids Concert Celebrating Women in Classical Music

$8.00$12.00

Saturday, March 26 – 5:00pm

Join us for our upcoming family concert featuring works by female classical composers! Our fantastic Suzuki strings and piano students will present pieces by a variety of women composers. Returning emcee Annie Lee Moffett will introduce our performers and lead a discussion on classical music, exploring what defines the genre and how female composers have played a role. This concert is for music-lovers of all ages, but is especially geared towards kids age 8 and older.

The event will celebrate the contributions of composers Florence Price, Teresa Carreño, Makiko Kinoshita, Cécile Chaminade and more.

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Health & Safety Protocols:

  • Everyone 5 years and above must show a Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass to attend.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.

The Program:
“Adoration” by Florence Price, Iris Landers, violin
“La falsa nota” Op. 39 by Teresa Carreño, Olivia Okin, piano
“Kokage no Alice (Alice in the Shadow)” from Alice in Wonderland Suite, by Makiko Kinoshita, Kona Sullivan, piano
“Tarentelle” by Cécile Chaminade, Gabriel van Kwawegen, piano

The students will be accompanied by BKCM faculty member Emile Blondel.

Annie Lee Moffett:
A native of Chicago now based in New York City, multidisciplinary artist Annie Lee Moffett was most recently heard as the primary vocalist for the accompanying album to the children’s music book El Mundo Es Mi Casa, music by Laura Koulish and poetry by Ana Isabel Saillant Valerio. Over the past year, she has created educational content for and was seen on the PBS children’s show Let’s Learn, teaching music literacy and body percussion. Before the pandemic, Annie Lee was most recently seen as Naranja in the Julian Sheppard play Buicks at The Gene Frankel Theatre. Before that, she was in a staged reading of Sick: The Musical, a musical adaptation of the Moliere play, Le Malade Imaginaire, by composer Nick Scarim. She was also seen in and composed music for the art film Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera (screenings at various museums and institutions around the world including The Whitney Museum and The University of Chicago). She played two parts (Annie Turnbo/Eloise) in the musical Madam Walker and the Divine Dream as part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival. She can also be seen in the films Shades of Gray (Tasha Pictures), and the psychological thriller Devoured (Secret Weapon Films). Past credits include Ghosts With Insomnia (Gena) with Prometheus’ Fire at The Stratford Theatre (dir: Ray Aranha), Ascension (Ruth) at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The National Black Theatre Festival (dir: Petronia Paley), The Ghosts of Christmas Past (Samantha) at The Gene Frankel Theatre, The Trial of One Short Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammie Louise and Safreeta Mae (Safreeta Mae) at Queens Theatre in the Park and New Jersey Performing Art’s Center, the Off-Broadway production of Absolute Clarity (Belle) at the Player’s Theatre, Crowns (Yolonda) at American Stage, the touring production of First Lady with Theater Garden, Repo! The Genetic Opera (Blind Mag) at Wing’s Theatre, and CouchFullaLuv (Nessa) at The Looking Glass Theatre. She has been in numerous showcases at The Bank Street Theatre, The Flat Iron Theatre, and The Producer’s Club, and was a featured soloist with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, singing at various venues from The Kaufmann Center to Carnegie Hall. Listen for the sound of her voice in the musical score of the film Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis. She is also a featured artist on the albums “The Mercy Suite,” produced by Tomas Doncker with music set to the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and “For Lost Words,” written by Vince Di Mura with words again by Yusef Komunyakaa. Annie Lee graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music and a BA in Voice Performance and African American Studies respectively. Appointed to the faculty of Third Street Music School in 2008 and National Children’s Chorus in 2018, she conducts and teaches music throughout New York City.

Photo by Mark Torres Photography

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