Apr 05 2020
Goddesses of Song: An IWC Salon Concert

Goddesses of Song: An IWC Salon Concert

Presented by Indianapolis Women's Chorus at The Indianapolis Propylaeum - Mansion

Until the mid-19th century, music was more likely to be heard in homes rather than in large concert halls. The intimate environment of the salon concert (salon being French for “room”) allowed patrons to experience the highest-quality music up close, and in many ways offered women the opportunity to shine in artistic and leadership roles that were off-limits to them in the wider world. The first ‘divas’ of western classical music would have sung in salon concerts, especially as young artists, and would have heard the music of rising composers and performers – such as Robert Schumann, whose Frauenliebe und Leben (“A Woman’s Life and Love”) will be performed by emerging artist Chelsea Duval-Major, mezzo-soprano. The salon was also a place of experimentation and philosophical debate, so we pair Schumann’s rather stereotypical portrayal of a woman’s life-journey with So Free Am I, a 21st century work by composer Ben Moore, featuring texts written by women spanning 1400 years, which describe their lives, their liberty or lack thereof, their yearnings, and their strength. IWC Artistic Director Meagan Johnson, soprano, will perform these songs, accompanied by IWC’s Assistant Director and Accompanist, Tyler Secor, who will also give a solo performance of some of Johannes Brahms’ stunning Intermezzos, which likely would have been heard in the salons of the 19th century. Also listen for a beloved operatic duet performed by all three talented musicians!

Admission Info

$40 until April 5, 2020 at Noon

Phone: 3176824946

Email: calendars@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Dates & Times

2020/04/05 - 2020/04/05

Location Info

The Indianapolis Propylaeum - Mansion

1410 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202