Élan Ensemble
Élan Ensemble
Historic Music Annapolis


Upcoming events

7:00 PM19:00

Élan Concert Series - Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Enchanting Voices  

November 10th | The Ballroom

6PM Wine Reception | 7PM Concert

$40 or $35 for museum members


Music by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini - 17th century Italy's most darling female composers

Elissa Edwards, Soprano & Richard Kolb, Archlute & Theorbo

Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi were two of the most remarkable women in seventeenth-century Europe, not just because of their achievements as composers, but also because they successfully engaged in a field normally reserved exclusively for men. In the culture of their time any publicly displayed intellectual achievement by women was commonly viewed as a dangerous subversion of social order, yet both Caccini and Strozzi managed to establish themselves as well respected composers with careers comparable to those of many famous male contemporaries. The virtuosic vocal lines, merged with dramatic poetry create a dazzling, yet sophisticated musical experience.

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Ethereal & Earthly Airs of Summer
6:30 PM18:30

Ethereal & Earthly Airs of Summer

Hammond–Harwood House Museum Garden Concert

Annapolis, MD

Tickets $50 per person / $45 per museum member - wine & refreshments included

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE or, to make a reservation call 410-246-4683 ext 10, email us at info@hammondharwoodhouse.org. 

To highlight the season, the Élan ladies breathe life into charming selections of Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mozart to celebrate the sights & sounds of summer.

The Élan Ensemble creates a unique sensory experience as their programs intersect with the art, culture, politics and philosophy of the times, brought to fruition through their lively performing style and creative interpretations. In this concert, the sweet tones of harp & voice depict themes of love and nature as beautifully portrayed through musical poetry.

This intimate concert in the stunning museum gardens will begin at 7pm following the pre-reception at 6:30pm. Meet & mingle with the artists after the performance.

‘Sweeter than roses, or cool evening breeze on a warm flowery shore, was the dear kiss…’

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Wilmington Harp Festival
1:00 PM13:00

Wilmington Harp Festival

Jane Austen’s Songbook

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

16 N 16th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Jane Austen’s Songbook Concert is a collection of carefully selected sentimental and satirical songs & arias transcribed for harp that show the range of Miss Austen’s musical tastes and preferences. Harp was the second most popular instrument for young ladies living in the Regency era to study, forte piano being the most popular of course, because of the etherial and sensual implications it conjured up.

“A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself . . . was enough to catch any man’s heart.” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park 

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4:00 PM16:00


Jane Austen’s Songbook

Songs & Arias from Miss Austen's Personal Collection

Featuring Dr. Kara Keeling, Professor of English

Saturday, February 18th | 4 PM

Pope Chapel, Christopher Newport University

The English and Music Departments present a lecture-recital commemorating the bicentennial of Jane Austen's death to celebrate musical and social traditions in the Regency Era.  

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