Music for All Seasons at HISTORIC PETERLOON opens its 2016-2017 series with
Sins of Old Age
Music by Rossini, Chopin, Paganini, Meyerbeer, Bellini and Donizetti
October 2nd 2016, at 2 pm
Peterloon Estate, the historic former home of Cincinnati arts patrons John and Irene Emery, is a magnificent house built in 1928, with a living room large enough to accommodate the audience in an intimate setting where music is enjoyed in close proximity to the performers
Our artists for October 2
Ashley Fabian,Soprano Kayleigh Decker, Mezzo-Soprano Jesse Leong, Piano
Allan Palacios Chan, Tenor Suzanne Bona, Flute Jennifer Roig-Francoli, violin
Sarah Kim, Cello
Our upcoming concerts:
Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2 PM – Kimberly Daniel and Friends – works and artists to be announced
Sunday February 12, 2017 at 2 PM – Shareese Arnold, soprano with the Four-Way String Quartet
works by Wagner, Strauss, Schoenberg and Haydn.
Co-presented with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati.
Sunday April 23, 2017 at 2 PM – Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano; PauLina Villareal, mezzo-soprano; Pedro Andre Arroyo, tenor, Samuel Martin, piano; Kimberly Daniel, narrator – works by Rogers, Porter, Morley, Wilson, Purcell, Arne, Schubert, Berlioz, Verdi and Gounod
Tickets: $30 single concert; $100 flexible pass
Music for All Seasons, PO Box 43172, Cincinnati, OH 45242 More information: www.musicforallseasonsCincinnati.com Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
More… From the very start of our concerts in 2014 we have raised thousands of dollars by donating 100% of the revenues from ticket sales to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in order to support scholarship programs for young singers.
Gioacchino Rossini was known to have said: “Give me the laundress’ bill and I will set it to music. In 1829, at the age of 37, after composing forty major works for the stage, Rossini retired, an immensely wealthy man. For the next four decades and until shortly before his death at the age of 76, Rossini wrote mostly small instrumental and vocal pieces, which he titled Péchés de ma vieillese (Sins of my Old Age) for his Soirées Musicales (Musical Gatherings).
All 186 of these little gems were posthumously published thanks to the efforts of Rossini’s widow, even though Rossini had meant to share these works mostly with his vast circle of friends and acquaintances in his popular impromptu concerts at home in Paris. Everyone in Parisian society would vie for an invitation to Rossini’s popular Saturday evening gatherings at his mansion in the elegant Bois de Boulogne, where they would hop to rub elbows with members of the nobility, opera singers, famous writers and celebrities of every stripe and enjoy refreshments that came straight from the vineyards of the Baron de Rothschild.