Past events

Sunday, February 28, 2016 — Women Composers Across Four Centuries

The first annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Annual Concert
“Out of the Shadows” Women Composers Across Four Centuries

Slosberg Auditorium, Music Dept. Brandeis University

Presented by the Women and Music Mix of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. Free admission, donations accepted. OPTIONAL reserved seating is available

This concert is made possible thanks to the generous support of WSRC Board co-chair Rosalie Ripaldi Shane ’66, in honor of her late aunt and uncle, Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio.

This event will include performances by La Donna Musicale (directed by Laury Gutiérrez), Capella Clausura (directed by Amelia LeClair), and music including the Piano Quartet, “Shadowing” composed by Ruth Lomon, and “Tantrum Time” for flute and piano” by Toni Lester.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013 — Women Making Music

Honoring the work of Musicologist Judith Tick, a Gala Concert and Public Talk,  presented by the Women’s Studies Research Center of Brandeis University.

Women and Music Mix will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Judith Tick’s groundbreaking anthology, Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition 1150-1950 with events including a 3:30 p.m. public presentation by Judith Tick at the WSRC and a 7:00 p.m. gala concert at Slosberg Recital Hall.

Ticketing for the Gala Concert is through Brandeis ticketing and in person at Shapiro Campus Center

The presentation at 3:30 pm is free of charge, however reservations are essential as seating is limited.   Professor Tick (Northeastern University) will speak on the legacy of Women Making Music, and her recent work on Ella Fitzgerald.  A prelude of music by composer Vivian Fine and others will precede the presentation (performed by Emily Corbató, pianist.)  A reception with jazz (vocalist Claire Dickson, and trio) will follow.  Dr. Tick’s presentation takes place at the WSRC, Epstein Building, 515 South St., Brandeis University, Waltham.

The evening concert will celebrate historical and contemporary works by women, featuring the music of Maria Teresa Agnesi (mid-18th c.), premieres of Ruth Lomon’s oratorio Rebekah (excerpt) and of Dana Maiben’s song cycle The Green House, songs of Fanny Mendelssohn accompanied on the Brandeis 1827 Viennese fortepiano, and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s searing Violin Sonata of 1926.  The works will be performed by some of Boston’s best:  pianist Sarah Bob, male soprano Robert Crowe, mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal, violinist Gabriela Diaz, conductor Jane Ring Frank, gambist Laury


Gutierrez and La Donna Musicale, the Mockingbird Trio (Elizabeth Anker, John McDonald, Scott Woolweaver), fortepianist Vivian Montgomery, violinist Dan Stepner and more. This triumphant concert will take place at 7:00 p.m., Slosberg Recital Hall, 415 South St., Brandeis University, Waltham.

WAMMIX, a vital group of musician-scholars within the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, is organizing these events.