The Music of Jessica Krash

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Past Made Present:
The Music of Jessica Krash

Featuring Emily Noël, soprano
Laura Kaufman, flute 
& Tanya Anisimova, cello

Described by the Washington Post as “engaging, with a touch of the provocative,” composer-pianist Jessica Krash shares an evening of her compositions, including the world premiere of Turns of Phrase. The program features two new song cycles, Sulpicia’s Songs, using the words of a teenage girl from ancient Rome, and Krash’s contemporary arrangements of Martin Codax’s medieval songs. Dangerous Curves refutes the sexism in Rite of Spring, and Delphi imagines the ancient Greek oracle forecasting a prophecy about the future which, while not fully understood, is inescapably intriguing. 

  • “Cantiga d’amigo,” from Old Galician-Portuguese, means “song of a friend.” It is a genre of medieval lyric poetry that is unique in that the narrator is almost always female.
  • Dr. Krash was awarded the 2010 Washington Area Music Association “Wammie” for Classical Composer.
  • For 28 years, Dr. Krash taught at George Washington University where she developed and taught several new courses, including one on “dangerous music.”

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