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Phenomenal Women

April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $30

PHENOMENAL WOMEN featuring Award-Winning Actor, Scholar, and Singer ROSE WEAVER and guest artist – pianist JOY CLINE PHINNEY

Friday, April 1

8 PM

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
50 Orchard Ave, Providence, RI

Tickets at the door and eventbrite.com
$30 $25 Seniors Students Free with ID

Masks Required

Aurea is thrilled to premier this program featuring a Piano Quintet by Florence Price, and Fanny Mendelssohn’s String Quartet. Including writings of Maya Angelou, George Sand, Mendelssohn and Price.

“We are so excited to present two full scale, dramatic chamber works by two remarkable women, living in disparate worlds, a century apart.” -Consuelo Sherba

African American, pianist, singer, composer, Florence Price’s rich Piano Quintet in A Minor (1936) was rediscovered in 2009 in an abandoned house in Illinois, along with a trove of manuscripts, some of which had never been seen before. Aurea’s performance will be a Rhode Island premiere, featuring pianist Joy Cline Finney.

The String Quartet in E flat Major (1834) of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, German pianist and composer (sister of her more famous brother, Felix), is an equally compelling and significant work, deserving of much more exposure. It is one of many only recently discovered pieces published over a century after her death.

Sherba said of guest artist Rose Weaver, “Rose was Aurea’s first choice for the readings, highlighting the two major musical works. We are thrilled to be working with Rose, again. Her great theatrical and vocal talents along with her personal activism, great knowledge and appreciation of Maya Angelou, are a perfect match for the gravitas of this program along with Joy Cline Phinney’s remarkable talent bringing this unknown quintet to a new generation.

Rose Weaver – spoken word & voice
Joy Cline Phinney – piano
Chris Turner – harmonica & spoken word
Alexey Shabalin – violin
Mina Lavcheva – violin
Consuelo Sherba – viola
Emmanuel Feldman – cello

This event is supported in part by a RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG), a joint program of the RI Council for the Humanities and the RI State Council on the Arts. 


April 1, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $30
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Aurea Ensemble
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St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
50 Orchard Avenue
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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