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Women and Classical Music

There is nothing more valuable than perspective, experience and wisdom--especially when it comes from women leaders in the arts who have blazed a trail for artists, teachers, students and the public.  Their voice and ideals are more important than ever and we are honored to share their vision in the inaugural panel discussion.  

This panel is dedicated to one of Lev Aronson's most honored students--the virtuoso cellist and teacher, Ralph Kirshbaum.  Recently Maestro Kirshbaum shared how his teacher, Lev Aronson, would convey an idea by comparing sound to different mediums including painting, literature and sculpture.  We believe this intersection is worth exploring in-depth in a panel discussion.

Five leaders in the arts compare and share their artistic processes, their individual stories and the lessons they have learned through success and challenges.


Ani Aznavoorian - Cellist

Victoria Bond - Composer and Conductor

Frances Brent - Author, "The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson"

Melissa Kraut - The Cleveland Institute of Music

Doris Ong - Photographer and Board Member, The Phoenix Symphony

Laura Tohe - Professor, Arizona State University


Ty Kim, Former journalist with CBS News/60 Minutes, Film Director and Los Angeles Emmy Award Winner

NOTE: Tickets will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Advanced RSVP is recommended.

The Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205



Earlier Event: June 27
Later Event: June 28