The Music of Ethel Smyth

From Sun 9 October 2022
Until Sun 9 October 2022
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Cost
$50
$42 concession/pensioner, $25 student/children over 12, free for children under 12.

10/09/2022 2:30 pm 10/09/2022 8:30 pm The Music of Ethel Smyth Sunday 9 October is a great opportunity to hear an Australian premiere of the Mass in D major and orchestral overtures of the remarkable British composer, conductor, author, and suffragette, Dame Ethel Smyth.   Raised during the Victorian age, Smyth fought against societal restrictions that said a woman should not have a profession. As a result, she was the first woman composer to have her opera (Der Wald) performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and probably the first musical figure to get as involved as she did in a political movement, the women’s suffrage movement. Today, she would be heralded as a champion of women’s rights and a pioneer for women in the classical music world, but until recently she was relatively unknown.  A recent performance of her opera The Wreckers at the Glyndebourne Festival was a resounding success. Her Mass in D Major will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall in August this year. While you may not be able to attend the concert at the Royal Albert Hall, you can hear her Mass in D and 2 overtures from her opera The Wreckers at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Sunday, 9 October. An opportunity not to be missed! , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Sunday 9 October is a great opportunity to hear an Australian premiere of the Mass in D major and orchestral overtures of the remarkable British composer, conductor, author, and suffragette, Dame Ethel Smyth.  

Raised during the Victorian age, Smyth fought against societal restrictions that said a woman should not have a profession. As a result, she was the first woman composer to have her opera (Der Wald) performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and probably the first musical figure to get as involved as she did in a political movement, the women’s suffrage movement. Today, she would be heralded as a champion of women’s rights and a pioneer for women in the classical music world, but until recently she was relatively unknown. 

A recent performance of her opera The Wreckers at the Glyndebourne Festival was a resounding success. Her Mass in D Major will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall in August this year. While you may not be able to attend the concert at the Royal Albert Hall, you can hear her Mass in D and 2 overtures from her opera The Wreckers at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Sunday, 9 October. An opportunity not to be missed!

Date
Time
Date details
  1. Sun 9 October 2022
    2:30 pm 4:30 pm
  2. Sun 9 October 2022
    6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Contact
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Category
Music
Music