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St. John’s Music Series: Salon pour Deux
November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. John’s, Worthington, invites you to hear Deux, a classical vocal duo “salon pour deux” on Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m.
The musical salon saw an enormous rise in popularity throughout Europe in the 19th century, drawing nobility and bourgeoisie, men and women, amateur and professional artists, politicians and philosophers into the living rooms of prominent families. The hostesses, or salonnières, who directed these events often featured their own music, as well as music written by their famous admirers.
This concert will include songs from the salons of Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot, as well as their distinguished friends, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Massenet, Rossini, Chopin and Brahms. The concert will include a spoken narrative, providing insights into the fascinating lives of the salonnières and their circles of influence. Deux is comprised of two San Antonio-area classical musicians: Angela Malek has enjoyed an international career as a coloratura soprano, and Crystal Jarrell Johnson is a two-time regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
The Hospitality and Fellowship Committee will host a reception in the Atrium following the concert. We invite you to enjoy excellent music in a beautiful and historic space. There is no charge for admission to the concert; a freewill offering will be taken to support the Music Series.Deux postcard, single