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Vermont’s Musical Ladies

May 20
6:00 pm


Bixby Memorial Free Library
Image of Linda Radtke singing

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Oceana Judah, Diane Martin, Edwina Flint, and Helen Hartness Flanders represent the richness and invention of the female composers included in the sheet music collection of the Vermont Historical Society. Abolition, child welfare, temperance, the patriotism of war heroes, and the concerns of those left at home during times of war captured the hearts of these women who sometimes disguised their gender for publication. Though they were often published in the local print shop, they have sometimes been ignored by musicologists since.

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Maddy Willwerth
Phone:
(802) 877-2211

Venue

Bixby Memorial Free Library
258 Main St
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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Website:
http://bixbylibrary.org