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Midtown Concerts presents Juliana Soltis & Sylvia Berry
March 8 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pmFree
In History’s Shadow: Forgotten Female Virtuosi
A child prodigy. A brilliant performer championed by Haydn. An entertainer of tzars and kings. The stories are familiar, but the names are not: though Hélène Liebmann, Marianna von Auenbrugger, and Maria Szymanowska were celebrated in their day, history marginalized their music. Rediscover the dazzling works of these forgotten virtuosi.
Passionately devoted to telling the forgotten stories of classical music, cellist Juliana Soltis tours the globe as both soloist and chamber musician. Acclaimed for her deeply affecting performances––”never did one think the heart could be so moved”––Juliana seeks to empower audiences to forge meaningful connections with historical music. www.julianasoltis.com
Lauded for the “verve and vitality” of her interpretations, forte pianist Sylvia Berry performs domestically and abroad as chamber musician and soloist. A champion of historical keyboard instruments and keen scholar of music’s sociological context, Sylvia is the founder of The Berry Collective: an ensemble playing works from Schobert to Schubert. www.sylviaberry.org
Juliana Soltis, historical cello
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano