Classical Concert: Felix-Graber Duo
violin and piano
Sunday, August 12, 2018
In honor of the exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection, violinist Anita Felix and pianist Miles Graber have created a program of women composers who broke their own glass ceilings. Composers such as Clara Schumann (who supported her husband’s music career over her own), Fanny Mendelssohn (who’s family championed her brother Felix’s musical gifts despite Fanny’s prodigious talent) persisted in their efforts to create beautiful music of the Romantic era, and works by Maria Grandval, a French romantic composer who achieved fame under a masculine pseudonym. Join us in this celebration of female composers whose skill, passion, and musicianship put them in a class of their own.
For more than 50 years, the Crocker has proudly presented its Classical Concert Series, a monthly concert featuring the finest musicians and singers from around the region and across the world. Performances are 60 minute concerts with no intermission and draw a connection to the art on view at the Museum and offer audiences a chance to hear a variety of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary. Performers are selected by the Crocker’s Classical Concert Music Board based on experience, quality of proposed program, and, most importantly, talent and musicianship. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.
In advance of the Classical Concert, enjoy a docent-led tour of the temporary exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection, as well as works in the Crocker's permanent collection that explore the theme of womanhood, to help put the music in context with the art. Prelude Tours are open to all visitors.
$10 Student/Youth/Capital Public Radio Members
Purchase tickets by clicking the REGISTER button above, visiting the Museum Admission Desk, or calling (916) 808-1182.
This concert is part of the Crocker's monthly Classical Concert series.