The ensemble continues its cultural diversity series with a tribute to women’s history month. This concert will feature music written by female composers including three written by native Iowans as well as pieces inspired by events in women’s history.
Jillian Whitaker – graduate of Urbandale HS and UNI, returns to Des Moines to speak with a number of metro school bands about her current career in Los Angeles as a film composer. She will also be on hand for the pre-concert lecture to give further history about her piece, Coming Home.
Linda Robbins Coleman – Des Moines local, former resident composer for Drake University Theatre, and internationally performed composer of symphonic and chamber music will be premiering the wind band version of her piece, Nolens Volens. She will also be available before the concert for our Q&A session.
CIWE Member Spotlights:
Cristina Deeds (French horn) – performing a movement from a Mozart horn concerto.
Rachel Sullivan (percussion) – guest conducting
Rose Kundel (flute) – guest conducting
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to direct the ensemble or write music? Perhaps how to shatter the glass ceiling in the music world? Be sure to show up early at 2:15 pm to enjoy a Q&A session with our interim conductor, Mark Doerffel, and special guests featured in this concert.
This family friendly event will be held in the historic and beautiful Scottish Rite Consistory Auditorium (519 Park Avenue, Des Moines). We hope to see you there!