Miami Mujeres: A Musical Celebration of Miami and its Women
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Orchestra Miami presents Miami Mujeres, a concert celebrating Miami’s unique history and the women who made it great. The four honorees are Chairperson of U.S. Century Bank Aida Levitan, historian, author and preservationist Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Miami historian and first African-American President of the Dade Heritage Trust Enid Curtis Pinckney and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former President and CEO of the Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack. The honorees were selected for their service and contributions to the people of Miami and our collective society and culture.
The concert is called Miami Mujeres, and is part of Orchestra Miami’s “Discover Miami Through Music” series, which presents appropriately themed concerts in Miami’s places of historic interest in order to give us an opportunity to learn more about our city and each other through music. The concert features compositions by four note-worthy women composers: Afro-Cuban composer, conductor, educator and arts advisor Tania León, Amy Beach, the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music and one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training, Florence Price, the first black woman to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra (The Chicago Symphony) in 1933, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Miami native and graduate of Gables High, and winner of countless honors and awards including the Pulitzer Prize. The 52 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Founder & Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and features powerhouse Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova as the soloist on Amy Beach’s piano concerto.