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Suzanne Sorkin

by sarah - March 26th, 2014.
Filed under: women composers. Tagged as: , .

Today’s events at the Rochester Women in Music Festival feature works by Suzanne Sorkin.  Sorkin (b. 1977) has been in featured in festivals throughout the United States and is actively commissioned (including from  the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music Now, Third Millennium Ensemble, counter)induction,  and ASCAP).

Her work in composition is balanced with her work in education—she is an Associate Professor and currently serves as the  Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Film at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  For such an active and involved composer and educator, I was a bit disappointed in the lack of information I could find for her career and works—at least not quickly.  Sorkin is certainly someone to watch as her music and career continues to develop.  I look forward to hearing more about Liane’s impressions of the work featured in tonight’s concert at Rochester.

For a taste of her style and sound, here is the first movement from her Remnants of Red

 

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