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A Musical Salon at Oneonta Congregational Church
October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A Musical Salon
Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
October 21, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir and Soloists | Free admission
On Sunday, October 21, at 3:00 p.m. in Oneonta Congregational Church’s Sanctuary, “A Musical Salon” will be offered by several of the church’s section leader and scholarship soloists, a few guest soloists, and by the Chancel Choir singing a couple of favorite opera choruses. This is an opportunity to hear the soloists sing a variety of music from popular music to Broadway and opera. Bill Schmidt will provide accompaniment. Free admission.
Salon music was a popular music genre in Europe during the 19th century. It was usually written for solo piano in the romantic style, and often performer by the composer at events known as “Salons.” Salon compositions are usually fairly short and often focus on virtuoso pianistic display or emotional expression of a sentimental character. Common sub-genres of salon music are the operatic paraphrase or fantasia, in which multiple themes from a popular opera are the basis of the composition, and the musical character-piece, which portrays in music a particular situation or narrative.