NEXT Ensemble Celebrates Women’s History Month with “Women in Music” | News, Sports, Jobs

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, NEXT Ensemble presents ‘Women in Music’, an evening of original poetry and live music by local women, inside Ogden Contemporary Arts on Saturday evenings.

It’s a rare combination of visual arts, poetry and music brought together in one night to celebrate “the achievements of women in the otherwise male-dominated world of the arts,” NEXT Ensemble said on the event. “Where better to showcase music and poetry composed and performed by women than in a visual art gallery created by women? asked Dan Pack, NEXT’s new executive director.

The non-profit organization had thought about collaborating with OCA, and when the “LAND BODY” exhibition opened in their gallery, it seemed like the perfect time. “It was a beautiful coincidence that the date we presented for Women in Music was the last weekend of ‘LAND BODY’, and we couldn’t be more excited to perform in this magnificent exhibition,” Pack said.

“LAND BODY” explores the connections between the human body and the landscape from the perspective of 11 female-identifying artists, a curatorial project by Kelly Carper, an independent art consultant, curator and art writer based in Ogden.

As part of the organization’s efforts to showcase local talent, Women In Music performers are all local. Two poets, Wynter Storm and Angelika Brewer, will perform their original work and the music will be a collection of quartets by composers Caroline Shaw and Jessie Montgomery with musicians Marianne Rohbock on first violin, Jeline Barut on second violin, Tara Hoellein on viola and Kaitlin Findlay on cello.

“The music is new and innovative with a lot of energy,” Pack said.

Pack said NEXT wants to create memorable experiences for the community, and collaborating with other artists from other artistic disciplines enhances the concert experience.

“The whole family is invited and encouraged to attend,” Pack said. “Everyone is welcome. Come as you are.”

Women in Music is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ogden Contemporary Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and children under 18 are free. Learn more about NEXT Ensemble and buy tickets at


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