Women in MusicGAMBIER, Ohio (September 14, 2009) The Lauren Pelon Musique Company will perform "Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us," a concert of instrumental pieces and vocals that traces the story of women and music on Friday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brandi Recital Hall.
The program, which is part of the Warner Concert Series, features music from a range of cultures and times. Pelon plays more than 25 instruments, including bowed and plucked psalteries, cornamuse, eagle bone flute, gemshorns, hurdy-gurdy, krummhorn, psalmodikon, racket, schreirpfeife, and shawm. Also a vocalist, she performs original songs and 19thcentury ballads and tells the story of the history of music and instruments, here in the context of women.
"I am fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music," Pelon said. She has studied the history of music and instrumentation and performed around the world.
William Kearns, director of the American Music Research Center in Boulder, Colorado, called her program "a truly universal presentation of both old-world and new-world music. I have never witnessed such an effective program of music and its role in society done by a single person."
The concert is sponsored by the Kenyon Women and Gender Studies Department and the Department of Music. This free concert is open to the public. For more information, call 740-427-5197 or visit www.kenyon.edu.