As spring brings hope of brighter days, Sands Films celebrates International Woman’s Day with a buoyant programme of music from three female composers inspired by the spirit of the Belle Époque, played by local musicians, cellist Michelle So and pianist Eva Doroszkowska, who along with mezzo-soprano Miranda Westcott will explore that era of creative and cultural change.
Doroszkowska said, ‘The theme for 2021 is challenge so I have chosen three women from the end of the 19th century who lived challenging lives through the era of the Belle Époque into the early 20th century.’
Celebrating female creativity, So, Doroszkowska and Westcott will provide a hedonistic mix of music. Mesmerising melodies and voluptuous harmonies will chart the creative thread of three composers who were free thinkers and trailblazers of their time. Interweaving the charm of Amy Beach with the luxuriant lieder of Alma Mahler, depicting poetry that embroiders a rich tapestry of imagination. To contrast, colourful art songs of Poldowski’s are given new life with the trio’s own arrangements evoking the scents of Parisian and London life.
This will be a livestream that reflects the heady days of a bygone age that summoned up the bravery of women seeking their place in the world, for “We must have the gift of perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves” Marie Sklodowska Curie.
Date: March 8th. Time: 8pm – 10pm. Admisssion: Free but tickets have to be booked.