Before 2020, finding scores for past compositions by women for clarinet proved challenging. Research during the pandemic resulted in the collecting and marketing of women’s music for a variety of medium, including clarinet and piano. Dr. Nancy Williams, clarinet, and Anne Breeden, piano, enjoy celebrating this music and exposing audiences to the extraordinary women who wrote these well-crafted pieces. Selections include compositions by the first-known professional woman clarinetist and the first composition by a woman to be selected for the Paris Conservatory competition, as well as Williams’s original composition “Unequivocal.” Several selections of this recital repertoire were selected to be performed by Dr. Williams at the 2023 International Music by Women Festival, the 2023 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, and the upcoming 2024 ClarinetFest in Dublin.

Tickets will be pre-sold on this website for the reduced price of $20 (including sales tax) up to two days before the recital, after which time tickets will be $25 in person at the recital. Students presenting a current student ID will be admitted free of charge.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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