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    Young Artist Showcase Presented by the Community Women’s Orchestra

    Photos by Sandy Morris

    San Francisco Bay Times contributing photographer Sandy Morris attended the annual Young Artist Showcase family concert of the Women’s Community Orchestra (CWO) on Sunday, November 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland.

    Led by Martha Stoddard, Music Director and Conductor, the orchestra welcomed guest composer and flute soloist Cadence Liu. The program included “Suite in Ancient Style,” Alberic Magnard; “Matinees Musicales,” Benjamin Britten; “La Cenerentola Overture,” Gioachino Rossini; and the world premiere of Liu’s “Flute Concerto.”

    Cadence Liu (Composer and Flute Soloist)

    Since 1989, the CWO has created a welcoming environment to engage, inspire, and celebrate women in classical music. The organization, originally founded as a community adjunct to the professional Women’s Philharmonic, is a thriving independent organization with more than sixty members.

    Martha Stoddard, June Bonacich

    The next CWO performance will be on March 3, 2024.

    Published on December 7, 2023