E4TT’s 2020/21 commissions concert is inspired by the infamous priestess in Greek mythology who was cursed to utter accurate but never-believed prophecy. Featuring World Premieres about Cassandra and her fate composed by three women composers--Hannah Lash, Jessica Rudman, and Valerie Liu--along with a fourth commission by E4TT’s co-founder David Garner. Plus three additional relevant works: “Moerae” ("Fates") for piano trio by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian and “Memento Mori: Phase I” by Nina C. Young and “Cassandra Sings” by Tina Davidson, both for string quartet.
Musicians: E4TT (Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner, cello; and season guest pianist Margaret Halbig) - plus special guest artists Ilana Blumberg, violin and Dagenais Smiley, violin; and Elizabeth Prior, viola.
Virtual transcontinental pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with Lash, Garner, Liu, Rudman, and Leonard.
*The concert will be available at no cost via livestream on E4TT's YouTube channel. Donations of whatever feels comfortable are welcomed. In-person admission if safe and permitted: $30/$15/$5. RSVP and/or Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cassandra-project-tickets-116555333139
*"The Cassandra Project" is supported by funds from the San Francisco Arts Commission.