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Salons

Salon concerts are intimate performances held in private homes. Salons feature accomplished young pianists who are studying at a college or conservatory of music. They are both educational and entertaining. Programs might highlight composers, periods of music, a genre or a theme. Our salon hosts graciously open their homes and hearts to talented young artists who present outstanding performances and lectures. We work with our hosts and artists to select a mutually agreeable date.

Salons are held on Saturdays ~ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
By Invitation Only

Our salon hosts graciously open their homes and hearts to talented young artists who present outstanding performances and lectures. Salon recitals are held on Saturday evenings at 7 pm. We work with our hosts and artists to select a mutually agreeable date.

History

"Musicians performed in private settings throughout the Baroque and Classical eras. The practice reached its apex in the Romantic period, especially in the Parisian salons of the mid-19th century. Composers such as Chopin and Liszt gave frequent concerts in their parlors. Mozart and Beethoven played in the intimate and lavish surroundings of their patrons’ and music lovers’ homes."

Soprano, Christie Turner, shared the following in one of her articles on the value of hosting intimate salons...

"A hundred years ago, the focal point of the living room was a piano like the one I have in mine, and families gathered around them all the time to sing pop songs and hymns and so forth. Piano (& live music generally) was THE entertainment center in the home for generations - even after phonographs and radios were invented. There's no reason to chuck all technology and return to that state. There's good reason, however, to build human community and contact. Media doesn't do that. Music can, especially live music in small venues."

 

Salon
Guidelines

 

Contact Us to set up a meeting.

SALON ARTIST:
Salons should be both entertaining and educational. Programs should be planned around: a specific composer (Example); a period; a genre -- jazz, blues; a theme (Example)

Performance Format:

  • 1st half - 30-40 minutes
  • Intermission - 10 minutes
  • 2nd half - 25-30 minutes

SALON HOST/HOSTESS PROVIDE:
(All host expenses are tax deductible.)

  • A grand piano
    tuned for the salon.
  • A Guest List 6 weeks before
    the Salon date.
  • Refreshments:
    Some suggestions:
    wraps, sandwiches, salads, cheese & vegetable platter; beverages - soda, water, wine if desired, coffee.
    (The Piano Club will supply dessert & fruit)

THE PIANO CLUB:

  • Identifies and makes all arrangements with Salon Artist
  • Prints and mails Salon Invitations
  • Creates Salon Programs
  • Dessert & Fruit












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