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Celebrating Women Artists and Composers Across the Centuries
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Leif, Robert and Vincent will highlight the extraordinary life and works of several of the greatest women artists and composers in the Western Canon, among them: Artemisia Gentileschi, Plautilla Nelli, Fede Galizia, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe (pictorial art); and Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Cacccini, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger and Amy Beach (music). The talk will include examples of their art and excerpts of their music, and will highlight the many obstacles these women surmounted to actualize their genius and their craft.