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    Pianist, storyteller, and former Austinite Brianna Conrey presents “Piano: An All-Woman Show,” a wide-ranging celebration of women composers spanning nearly 250 years of music written for solo keyboard instruments. Like women today, these composers struggled with sexism, with imposter syndrome, with being mothers who were also artists, and with gaining professional recognition. Most of them wondered if they were really amateurs underneath it all. Yet they composed anyway. This show celebrates their music and their stories.

    Featured composers include Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, a musician in the court of Louis XIV of France; Marianna Martines, a favorite duet partner of Mozart’s; Florence Price, an African-American woman who was widely admired in her lifetime but then nearly forgotten because her music was mostly unpublished; and several others representing a variety of time periods, from when Bach was two years old to the early 20th century.

    Equally at home with words as she is with music, Brianna’s “magical,” “heartwarming” stories balance poignant observation with the “joyfully humorous.” Her writing focuses on modern womanhood, creativity, and family life, and has been featured in P.S. I Love You, Forge, and Human Parts.

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