DONNE, Women in Music | SHOW CASE CONCERT | Thu 7th March, 7pm
Launched on International Women’s Day 2018, this ongoing project aiming to champion women composers’ equality is a new destination platform for information and content spotlighting brilliant composers, past and present.
Full details on: http://www.drama-musica.com/Donne_Concerts.html
7pm – Pre-concert talk
With all recording artists as well as soprano Gabriella Di Laccio – Founder & Curator of Donne – Women in Music
7.30 – CONCERT
Presenting repertoire from both CDs:
LE DONNE E LA CHITARRA & HOMAGE
GABRIELLA DI LACCIO – soprano
CLELIA IRUZUN – piano
Presenting songs by Avril Coleridge-Taylor and Clara Kathleen Rodgers
DONNE’s dedicated website features an online database of more than 5,000 women composers on the Big List page , providing further information for anyone who would like to learn a bit more. Throughout the year the website celebrates the women who are currently making their mark in society in the online series Composers of Today. DONNE also features the fascinating stories of so many forgotten women composers of the past with short video introductions on the Historical Composers page.DONNE’s dedicated CD Collection will release 5 albums featuring only music by women in 2018-1019 extending the equality initiative to the recording market as well.
This initiative has attracted the attention of many influential music institutions like the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, King’s College of London, City University of London, University of São Paulo, Oxford University, etc. And we will continue the to grow the collaboration opportunities for the project and future recordings.
The project is connected with the UK Independent Record Label Drama Musica.
On the 1st January 2019, DONNE started a new venture called: DONNE365 and for 365 this year DONNE is featuring two women composers every day, with links to their website and where to find their music.
Soprano Gabriella Di Laccio is the Founder & Curator of the project. In November 2018 she was named by BBC World as one of the most inspirational and influential women in world in 2018 – BBC 100 Women