Chamber Music Charleston at Piccolo Spoleto
Chamber Music Charleston is pleased to return to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival for two distinctive programs of music. The first celebrates music by women composers of the Baroque Era. Each program takes place in the historic ballroom of South Caorlina Society Hall and begins with a light reception in the antechamber. The concert is approximately 55 minutes in length and tickets are $5 for students, $25 for general admission, available online at chambermusiccharleston.org and citypapertickets.com.
Forgotten Voices: Celebrating Women Composers of the Baroque and Early Classical Era.
The world has celebrated the music of composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi for centuries, but what about the female composers who were writing equally glorious music during the Baroque and early Classical era? In 1756 Anna Bon, “virtuosa di musica di camera,” penned extraordinary flute sonatas for her employer, the illustrious Margrave of Brandenburg and his music-loving wife. And then there is Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and composer who played harpsichord, flute, and violin. Chamber Music Charleston curates a special program of music that explores the compositions of these lesser-known composers, performed alongside their male contemporaries.
Performing musicians: flutist Regina Helcher Yost, oboist Kelly Moziek, bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs, and harpsichordist Julia Harlow.
Program: selections from
Anna Amalia Divertimento, Anna Bon Flute Sonata No. 4 in D Major, Anna Amalia Princess of Prussia Oboe Sonata in F Major, JS Bach Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, and Harpsichord.
May 31, 2023
South Carolina Society Hall
72 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401