Follow my journey of discovery. Meet Gena Branscombe, composer, conductor, mother of four, and leader of women. A woman composer 100 years ago whose musical works and life transcend time.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Some great NEWS! Ellen Grolman of radio station WFCF will be playing several selections from my Gena Branscombe disc, Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe on her weekly radio show, Music of our Mothers, Wednesday, February 12th, between 1:00 and 2:00 PM. What an honor to have a radio station play your recording!
The two-hour show streams live on iheartradio; simply search for WFCF, Flagler College Radio in St. Augustine, FL. It is wonderful to look forward to sharing this beautiful music with the WFCF listening audience. Thanks, Ellen, for promoting women's music.
Kathleen Shimeta, actor and singer, has devoted time to discovering and recording works from the rich repertoire of American composer Gena Branscombe (1881-1977). “Ah, Love I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe,” available on Albany Records, is a collaboration of the singer with accompanist Martin Hennessy. Kathleen’s one-woman show, “Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe,” showcases fifteen of Miss Branscombe’s elegantly lyric songs with a vivid first-person dialogue.
Recent performances include the Library of Congress in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the MacDowell Colony, the University of Maryland, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, the National Gallery of Art, Women in the Arts Conference, St. Louis, Hofstra University, Festival of Women in the Arts, Elmira, NY, Festival of Women Composers of Hartford in Hartford, CT and at Texas A&M University.
Ms. Shimeta was selected to participate in renowned photographer Steffen Thalemann’s exhibit, “Outside the Box” based on the life of Albert Einstein. The exhibit focuses on portraits of known and unknown personalities: people who have left their mark on society with innovative thinking.