The 47th summer festival of Chamber Music Northwest will feature the music of women composers, with work spanning nine centuries, from Hildegard von Bingen’s 12th century compositions to 21st century work by living composers.
The programs will include works by men, too, as Chamber Music Northwest and visiting musicians schedule three Wednesday performances in the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Other programs will begin June 26 at Reed College, 3202 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., and continue through July 30 at several venues.
Three centuries of music by women composers will be featured at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Alberta Rose. The composers include Clara Schumann from the 19th century, Rebecca Clarke of the 20th century and Helen Grime and Gabriela Lena Frank of the 21st century.
At 7:30 p.m. July 19 in the Alberta Rose, the program will include Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata of 1803 and Janacek’s Quartet of 1923. In addition, the Calidore Quartet of New York City will present Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor.
A “Woodwind Wirlwind” is planned for 7:30 p.m. July 26 with five works, including an homage to Duke Ellington with an arrangement by David Schiff, the director of Chamber Music Northwest.
Tickets for the Alberta Rose programs are $10 for youths ages 7-25 with identification and $30 for older audience members. The full schedule is at http://cmnw.org/concerts-tickets/2017-summer-festival/. Tickets may be ordered at gro.w1508475342nmc@s1508475342tekci1508475342t1508475342. The box office telephone is (503) 294-6400 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.