Clarinetist and Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music Professor Marianne Gythfeldt recently performed the century-old works of the late French music teacher, conductor, and composer Nadia Boulanger, which had not been heard publicly because of issues related to World War I and the male chauvinist tendencies of the early 20th century. The performances were presented by Catapult Opera in collaboration with Talea Ensemble and held in the Skirball Theater in New York City from April 19-21.

You can read more about Boulanger’s story in this story from The New York Times, “Before She Became Music’s Greatest Teacher, She Wrote an Opera: Nadia Boulanger’s “La Ville Morte” was repeatedly thwarted by death and World War I, then nearly lost. Finally, it is having its American premiere.”