Kinetic Ensemble presents “Her Story: Music by Women — Nicky Sohn, Gabriela Lena Frank, Amy Beach”

  • MATCH — Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002
  • March 3, 2023
    7:30 pm

Kinetic Ensemble celebrates Women’s History Month with a program of music by all female composers, including pioneering American composer Amy Beach and the award-winning Gabriela Lena Frank. At the program’s center is the world premiere of “Home,” a new multidisciplinary concerto for violin, string orchestra, and three dancers, spearheaded by a team of three female artists: Nicky Sohn (composer), Kayla Collymore (choreographer), and Mary Grace Johnson (violinist). “Home” is inspired by clients of the Women’s Home Houston, a rehabilitation and support center for women overcoming addiction; each movement focuses on an individual from the Center and her story, as a way to give voice to these women and raise awareness for the important work of the Women’s Home.

• Amy Beach: String Quartet in One Movement (arr. string orchestra) (1921-29)
• Nicky Sohn: “Home” for violin, string orchestra, and three dancers (2023 — Premiere)
• Gabriela Lena Frank: “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout” for string orchestra (2001)