American Women Play American Women

  • Italian Academy at Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
  • March 30, 2023
    7:30 pm

The pianist Magdalena Baczewska brings the renowned Cassatt String Quartet to the Italian Academy to perform music by three American women — Amy Beach, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Florence Price. All three composers on the program were pioneers and groundbreaking musicians. Price was the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major orchestra. Moore, who lived in New York City until her death last year, was co-founder of Symphony of the New World, the first racially-integrated orchestra in the United States. Beach is known for being the first woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra in 1896. On the program, the CSQ performs Moore’s “Modes” and Prices’ String Quartet No. 1, and is joined by Baczewska for Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor. Baczewska also performs a solo piano work by Price.

The concert is free, and advance reservations are recommended.