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The Leap Ensemble
September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thanks to a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, The Leap Ensemble will present its “Hapsburg House Party” chamber music program at five venues throughout Minnesota in September 2019, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Owatonna.
Soprano Andrea Leap and her seven-member ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Scarlatti, and Handel, as well as two pieces by two women composers from that era, Marianna Martines and Maria Theresa Agnesi (Pittonini).
Austria in the 1700s was the birthplace of the classical music we still love today, but it wasn’t created in the aristocratic palaces of Vienna – it was brought to life in weekly jam sessions hosted by Marianna Martines, a student of Haydn, a friend to Mozart, and a composer herself. Every Sunday musicians and composers came to her salons to inspire and compete with one another, improvising new musical ideas and showing off their latest creations. Hapsburg House Party – an evening of musical “playtime” drawn from music composed for Viennese salons – will feature works by Martines and Pittonini, as well as Mozart, Scarlatti, and Handel.
Tickets $20 / Students & Seniors $15