Third Annual Luise Greger Women in Music Fest

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Island Consort presents the third annual Luise Greger Women in Music Fest August 25, 26, and 27. This year’s program features works by Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Lori Laitman, Lillian Fuchs, Angelique Poteat, and, of course, Luise Greger! With Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin; Eleni Matos, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Morrow, viola; Roxanna Patterson, viola; Fumi Tagata, soprano and Sheila Weidendorf, piano. Luise Greger—great-great grandmother of Whidbey Island regular Elizabeth Derrig—was a prolific and quite renowned composer in Germany, euthanized by the Nazi regime in the ’40s. Our festival celebrates her work as well as that of other female composers past and present.

Friday’s concert (Aug 25) will be at 7 p.m. at the Noorlag Salon in Oak Harbor; Saturday’s (Aug 26) will be at 7 p.m. at the Sunlight Beach home of Marion Henny. The Sunday (August 27) performance will be at the Ballard Homestead in Seattle at 2 p.m.

Reservations are required for the two Whidbey Island performances. To reserve your seat (and pay upon arrival with cash or checks made payable to WIAC) email sweidendorf@whidbey.com or call 360-320-2362.  Island Consort is an umbrella partner of Whidbey Island Arts Council, a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit: www.islandconsort.org

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