Women of Note showcases the music of 18th-century female composers who, though forgotten or ignored by history, in their day shared the stage with and enjoyed the respect and friendship of composers we now regard as musical giants, including Haydn and Mozart.
Like their male colleagues, these women were highly acclaimed both as composers and as performing musicians. They include the stateswoman, keyboard player and opera composer Duchess Maria Antonia, Princess of Bavaria and Electress of Saxony; the noted British composer, pianist and sought-after teacher Maria Hester Park; the star singer and playwright Amélie-Julie Candeille; the master violinist Maddalena Laura Sirmen, who was trained at one of Venice’s famous musical orphanages; and the virtuoso singer and pianist Marianne Anna Katharina von Martinez, a member of the prestigious Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna who was a frequent duet partner of Mozart’s and an influence on his compositional style. Their music is brimming with the elegance and eloquence of the Classical era.
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver