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The 76th Season of Concerts 2017–2018
Living Art Collective Ensemble

November 24 and 25 at 2:00 and 4:00
West Building, West Garden Court

Renowned as one of the most brilliant keyboard players of her time, Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy sat for one of Fragonard’s portraits. In addition to having numerous works dedicated to her or composed for her (most notably Boccherini’s six sonatas for pianoforte and violin, op. 5), she was a composer herself. She became a close friend and confidante of Benjamin Franklin, and composed a march to celebrate the American victory in the Revolutionary War. In a series of pop-up performances, the Living Art Collective Ensemble performs salon style concerts with music by Boccherini, Mozart, and Brillon.

LACE is a collective ensemble of women who bring to life creative women of the past, including, but not limited to, lesser-known female composers, performers, and artists, and those who influenced them. In addition to dynamic performances, LACE uses costumes and other dramatic devices to give new life to these historic women.

Celebrating Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures

Jean Honoré Fragonard, The Singer, c. 1769, oil on canvas, Private collection

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