The Garden State Philharmonic Presents: Women in Music
The Garden State Philharmonic (GSP) and Maestro Diane Wittry are set to continue their 2021-22 live concert series on Sunday, October 31 with their Women in Music string concert.
By: The Garden State Philharmonic
The Women in Music concert will feature a unique program of notable pieces composed by pioneering women in symphonic music, and will be performed by a string quartet comprised of talented female musicians. Two composers of note include Fanny Mendelssohn and Florence Price. Fanny Mendelssohn's String Quartet in Eb Major (1834) is one of the featured pieces, and is famous for being one of the first string quartets composed by a woman. Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her work played by a major symphony, will be featured in the program with her String Quartet no. 2. Other composers featured in the program include Maddalena Lombardini, Grazyna Bacewicz, and the celebrated Gabriela Lena Frank, current Composer-in-
The concert will be performed at the Grunin Center for the Arts on the campus of Ocean County College on October 31st, 2021 at 3pm. Tickets and more information are available at www.GSPhil.org.
The Garden State Philharmonic (GSP), a professional orchestra based at the Jersey Shore, has been bringing music to the residents of New Jersey for over 65 years. Under the artistic leadership of Conductor Diane Wittry, the GSP has expanded performances and is now performing in Essex and Monmouth Counties as well as Ocean County.
The GSP would like to thank all of our generous sponsors, including Ocean County, NJ and Freeholders, the Ocean County Library Foundation, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Rotem Dental Care, the OceanFirst Foundation, Kiwanis of Greater Toms River, Ocean County College, Design 446, Discover Jersey Arts, Investors Bank, Narcissus Florals, The Rea Charitable Trust, New Jersey State
Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Presser Foundation, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and ArtPride New Jersey.