Free

In the Salon of Madame Brillon

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Columbia University

515 West 116th Sreet

New York, NY 10027

View Map

Event description
Concert and Conversation with Rebecca Cypess and the Raritan Players, introduced by Julia Doe

About this Event

Featuring the Raritan Players: Rebecca Cypess (fortepiano and lecturer), Dongmyung Ahn (violin), Sonya Headlam (soprano), and Eve Miller (cello)

The Raritan Players, led by Rebecca Cypess, invite listeners into the musical world of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy (1744-1824), a French composer and keyboardist whose reputation extended throughout Europe and across the Atlantic. Her salon was one of the most fashionable and glittering in Paris. Benjamin Franklin was a regular guest and one of Brillon's most intimate friends throughout his years in diplomatic service, and her salon was a destination for leading professional musicians including Luigi Boccherini, Johann Schobert, and Charles Burney. In the centuries since her death, Madame Brillon—like so many women—has been all but erased from musical history. Using her manuscripts at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, as well as works dedicated to her by some of Europe's leading composers, this program explores Brillon's tastes and the music that she created and inspired. For this concert and discussion, Rebecca Cypess draws on her book-in-progress about Women and Musical Salons in the Enlightenment.

Event co-sponsored by the Department of Music.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive ahead of time to secure a spot.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Columbia University

515 West 116th Sreet

New York, NY 10027

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved