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Sentiment and Sympathy: Music of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy and Ignatius Sancho.

The Raritan PlayersThe Raritan Players invite listeners into the salons and drawing rooms of eighteenth-century Paris and London. We present songs and keyboard music by the French composer and salon hostess Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy, whose private concerts attracted listeners and participants such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Burney, and Luigi Boccherini. And we explore songs by Ignatius Sancho, a formerly enslaved Bl​ack composer of African descent whose music seems designed to stimulate interracial fellowship, and whose writings later helped ignite the British abolitionist movement.

Sonya Headlam, soprano
Rebecca Cypess, square piano

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1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom (link provided during concert).

No in-person concert will be held.

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