At the season-opening event at Gustin House, the Mathieu-Chua Duo paid musical homage to the many innovative women composers of various times and cultures. The afternoon program for violin and piano spanned more than three centuries of music, from a Sonataby Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729), to Romancesby Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and Amy Beach (1867-1944), to the 21stcentury work Éxtasisby Alice Ping Yee Ho (b. 1960). The artists–Dr. VéroniqueMathieu, University of Saskatchewan, with Toronto-based pianist Stephanie Chua–interspersed their performance with commentary on the lives and music of the composers.
the artists: violinist Véronique Mathieu and pianist Stephanie Chua
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