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“Belles Époque—–Women Composers of the Beautiful Era”

Neglected works for cello and piano by
Mel Bonis, Cecile Chaminade, Luisa LeBeau, and more

May 18, 2019

Listen to Muphen Whitney’s newest Podcast about this concert:

Join us for a wonderful concert of beautiful, but sadly neglected music, by several female composers of the Belle Époque, the exciting era at the turn of the 20th century in France, when the arts of all kind flourished and many women artists began to find their voice.  While painters such as Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt have recently begun to get more attention, there were also several composers whose work has still been largely unheard.  This program will include works by Melanie Bonis, Cecile Chaminade, and Luisa LeBeau and reveal the power and evocative lyricism of these amazing women composers.   Internationally-acclaimed Cellist Cecylia Barczyk will join me in helping to bring this great music to the public—indeed, she has previously made a CD with many of these works on it called “Belle Époque.”

Listen here to a track from this CD by Mel Bonis:



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Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Join us for another intimate House Concert at our beautiful Guilford home at 208 Northway with our newly renovated kitchen.   This is the perfect music for a Salon experience as much of this music would have been originally performed in just such a home setting in Paris at the turn of the 20th century.  It is music that is truly meant to be heard in a small chamber surrounded by musical friends with food and drink served at intermission.   Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Purchase your seats below with any major credit card—you do not need to have a PayPal account.   To purchase multiple seats, just click on the yellow “Add to Cart” button and you can get multiple seats on the next page.   To buy seats for children 18 and under for $20, click on the arrow below.   If you prefer to buy tickets over the phone, call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856.