Women in the West: Arizona Musforum Conference

Musforum in Phoenix
February 18-19, 2023

Conference Registration ($100)

Hotel information

We have a group rate ($189/night) at the Sonesta Select Tempe Downtown. There are 15 king deluxe rooms with a pullout, and 15 rooms with two queen beds.

Attendees can begin calling the hotel direct at 480-966-2800 and ask for the ASU Musforum Conference rate.

Check-in time is after 3:00PM on the day of arrival (Feb 17). Check-out time is before noon on the day of departure (Feb 20).

Event Program (draft)

Guests arrive on Friday, Feb 17

Saturday, February 18

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale
Richards-Fowkes organ

Morning 9:30-12:30 with a break for coffee
Keynote Kimberly Marshall, “The Long Legacy of Women Organists”

Susan Jane Matthews
Lecture recital on the organ and piano music of Fanny Hensel

12:45-2 pm Lunch: Isabella’s Kitchen, Grayhawk Golfcourse

Afternoon 2:30-5 pm
Emma Whitten, Concert organist
Exploring the liturgical year through compositions by women

Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Director of Music, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church
Lecture recital presenting selected Polish and Ukrainian women composers, including Grażyna Bacewicz, Weronika Ratusińska and Lesya Dychko. The recital is performed with violinist Dagmara Suchoń Hobbs.

Sarah Davachi
An introduction to her music and compositional techniques. Sarah uses recorded organ sound in her compositions in a unique and creative way.

Saturday evening 7 pm
Concert at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, downtown Phoenix
Erik Goldstrom, Music Director
Singers from Helios Ensemble: program to include baroque and contemporary music by women composers

Sunday, February 19

Morning available to attend local services: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, St. Mary’s Basilica (RC), All Saints Episcopal

ASU Organ Hall

2:30 pm ASU student organ recital of works by women composers

4:15 pm Women composers, including Pamela Decker and Angela Kraft Cross, to discuss their creative work

Research Initiatives: Reports on the digital Encyclopedia of the Organ, The Society of Women Organists, AGO Women’s Task Force

Final dinner
Traditional Ethiopian Meal at Cafe Lalibela, Tempe https://cafelalibela.com/

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