BFX Special Event: My “Opera”: In the Salon of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy

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BFX Special Event: My “Opera”: In the Salon of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

In the 18th century, women-led salons were places of cultural ferment. In these half-public, half-private events, salonnières provided a safe harbor for aesthetic experimentation, as well as a place to showcase their own talents. In Paris, Anne-Louise Boyvin d’Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy (1744–1824) presided over a remarkable salon from the late 1760s up until the French Revolution. Eminent composers such as Johann Schobert and Luigi Boccherini dedicated pieces to her, and she herself developed a reputation as a talented composer and performer—all without playing or publishing a single note outside of her house. When Benjamin Franklin arrived in Paris in 1777, he became a devoted guest of Brillon de Jouy’s salons, which he called “my Opera.” In this special event, enter into this remarkable—and still under-appreciated—musical world. Renowned scholars Matthew Dirst and Annette Richards will provide musical commentary.


June 12
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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San Francisco Early Music Society
(510) 528-1725
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Contact Name
Daniel Cullen
Contact Phone
(510) 560-6921
Contact Email
[email protected]


Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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(510) 848-7800
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