PAN HARMONIA: Joie de vivre

  • St. Philips Episcopal Church

  • Address: 256 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712
  • Times: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: TICKETS $20 advance; $25 at the door; $5 students 26 and under
  • Contact: Kate Steinbeck
  • Phone: (828) 254-7123
  • Email:

Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit and this program certainly offers that in the midst of our winter! Festive chamber music was all the rage in the 19th and early 20th century parlors of France and England. Texts from history’s most notable playwrights and melodies borrowing from the exotic far east to the lithe sounds of blues and jazz filled the intimate spaces of modest and wealthy homes alike. These vocal selections are indicative of the “Spotify” and ITunes playlists of their time! Joie de vivre • Music of Maurice Ravel, André Caplet, Benjamin Godard, Philippe GaubertKate Steinbeck, flute • Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano • Grace Lee, piano