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A Celebration of Women’s Achievements in Music

Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez present music by Silvina Milstein and Effy Efthymiou at Kings College London, Thursday 8 March

In the context of International Women’s Day, the Music Department at KCL features women’s contributions to contemporary ‘art’ music with a concert featuring works by the established and emerging composers Silvina Milstein and her doctoral student Effy Efthymiou.  As a showcase for contemporary female achievement in ‘Western art music’ – formerly a forbidding domain for women composers – the concert is unapologetically celebratory.  However, a post-concert discussion with the composers, chaired by musicologist Matthew Head, adds complexity by exploring what the category of ‘woman composer’ means to them.


Iffy Efthymiou

Where they flocked/ for mixed quintet with percussion
Even if it is only a whisper/ for violin duo

Silvina Milstein

ochre, umber and burnt sienna, (inspired by Vermeer’s paintings of women pondering in their private spaces)/ for mixed septet with harp

and told her in words that have no sound … from The Unending Rose for solo violin

cristales y susurros (crystal and  whispers)/ ripples left by a magical night as it is forgotten to later resurface as torn lace, shimmering silk and spilt champagne/ for mixed septet with harp

Book of Shadows, second movement: The Sentence /inspired by Poe’s ‘The pit and the pendulum’)/ for string quartet

LONTANO conducted by Odaline de la Martinez
Thursday 8 March, 19:45
St. Davids Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION (Mathew Head, Silvina Milstein & Effy Efthymiou)
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Silvina Milstein CE Profile & Works

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