Celebrating American woman composers
Pan Harmonia is delighted to share the music of three contemporary American women composers, Jennifer Higdon, Belinda Reynolds, and Valerie Coleman, in its November concerts entitled Americana. The centerpiece of the program will be Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Langston, inspired by the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance prince Langston Hughes. Coleman, a flutist and composer, is also the founder of Imani Winds, an ensemble that champions the works of African-American and Latin-American composers. Charlotte Abell will recite the five poems on which this composition was based.
Pan Harmonia is acclaimed for its engaging performances of music by often overlooked, yet amazing composers, to WNC audiences. Join Hwa-Jin Kim, piano, Kate Steinbeck, flute, and Fred Lemmons, clarinet, for captivating mid- November concerts. This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through the North Carolina Arts.
Each season, Pan Harmonia expresses its appreciation and admiration for teachers by offering them free admission to attend a performance. “Educators influence our lives in the most profound ways, guiding, nurturing and inspiring us. I am profoundly grateful to the teachers who have touched our lives and those of our children. We can never really repay our debt to our beloved teachers, but we can ‘play it forward.’” says Kate Steinbeck, Artistic Director. Admission to these concerts is free to K-12 public and private school teachers and their families.
10 | Friday 7:30 PM • St James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain
12 | Sunday 3 PM • Biltmore United Methodist Church, Asheville
13 | Monday 6 PM • Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, C
Additional Listening and Educational Opportunity
3 | Friday, 1:30 PM • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA
Free and open to the public
Tickets are $20 advance / $25 day of show / $5 military and students. If price is a barrier, write [email protected] to volunteer. Advance tickets are available atpanharmonia.org. Learn more about the Greenville Center for Creative Arts at artcentergreenville.org
Admission to these concerts is free to K-12 public and private school teachers and their families.