New Millennium Ensemble
February 5, 2016
Looking back through the history of music composition, there is no question that women have been extremely under-represented. In the last few decades that has started to change, and change quickly. Not only are there more and more women writing music, but an increasing number are now ranked among the top composers of our time. The much acclaimed New Millennium Ensemble will present a concert celebrating this fact with a sampling of prominent women, reflecting various nationalities and aesthetics, including Kaija Saariaho, one of the most distinguished composers writing today, as well as Andreia Pinto-Correia, Bun Ching Lam, Melinda Wagner, Belinda Reynolds, Augusta Read Thomas, and Laura Schwendinger, with her chamber work, High Wire Act.