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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/11/2011

“Women Pioneers” honored with an evening of classical music hosted by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will a host an evening of classical music honoring Women Pioneers at Strathmore in November. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Women Pioneers are being honored by the National Philharmonic with an evening of classical entertainment hosted by Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The event will feature a performance by violinist Chee-Yun, and the pieces “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” by Joan Tower, and “Grand Mass in E-flat Major by Amy Beach, who is credited to be the first American woman composer of large-scale works. Revenue from the concert will be donated to the Maryland Women’s Bar Association Foundation Inc.’s scholarships, and the history of women lawyers in Maryland program, the Finding Justice Project.

Chee-Yun will present the piece “Introduction and Ronda Capriccioso” by male child composer prodigy Camille Saint-Saens, and the Philharmonic will be led by Piotr Gajewski. The event will be held at the Music Center at Strathmore Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$79 and can be purchased online. A pre-concert lecture will be given at 6:45 p.m. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at For more info, visit nationalphilharmonic.org.

By Erin Williams  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/11/2011

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