Close Encounters With Music presents Fanny Mendelssohn, in Lenox on Sunday

Tea and Talk, a program at Close Encounters With Music is one we don’t intend to miss.  It’s on Sunday, March 15 in Lenox, within walking distance of Brook Farm Inn.  Award-winning composer Judith Lang Zaimont, recipient of National Endowments and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, mixes piano performance with her skills as a raconteuse at the Lenox Athenaeum, Winthrop Estate, 101 Yokun Avenue, Lenox, Massachusetts.  $25 admission includes light refreshments.

This installment of Conversations With… is timed to celebrate International Womens Day and Festival of the Arts 2009, which we’ve mentioned in earlier blog posts. and will touch on the phenomenon of the Salon and how the women who ran them opened up the possibility of intellectual discourse during an otherwise repressive era in Prussia. It features demonstrations on the piano of Zaimont’s own works and those of Fanny Mendelssohn, composed in spite of the discouragement she received from her family and society.
For reservations, call 800/843-0778 or www.cewm.org

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