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Dolce Suono offers a menu of female composers at Curtis
Women composers aren't classical-music underdogs in this stretch of the 21st century, at least in Philadelphia. But their road to prominence took on a more personal narrative in Dolce Suono Ensemble's highly curated Women Pioneers of American Music concert on Sunday at the Curtis Institute. The flute-based chamber music repertoire showed the composers not so much out to conquer the world as processing their worlds in a more intimate medium - including newer works by Andrea Clearfield and Jennifer Higdon.