PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University School of Music and Theatre Arts’ annual “Women’s Music Concert” is set for Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Simpson Methodist Church in Pullman.
The program will include works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Josephine Lang, Amy Beach, Billie Holiday, Margaret Bonds and Nancy van de Vate.
The WSU Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of David Turnbull, will perform some of Billie Holiday’s songs arranged by Turnbull and graduate student Jim Phillips. Violinist Meredith Arksey and pianist Gerald Berthiaume will perform the music of Amy Beach. Voice instructor Sheila Converse will sing works by Josephine Lang, and flute instructor Ann Marie Yasinitsky and Berthiaume will play music by Nancy van de Vate. Yasinitsky and Berthiaume recently recorded van de Vate’s work for compact disc release on the Vienna Modern Masters label.
Graduate student Laura Warren will perform works by Mendelssohn-Hensel. Undergraduate music students including violinist Shelly Rotz and vocalists Julie Silvera, Amy Nelson, Chandra Branson, Meghann Herbert and Lacey Hammer will also perform.
The concert is open to the public without charge.
Editor’s Note: For more information, contact Ann Marie Yasinitsky at 335-3970.