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Friday, September 29, 2023 at 6 pm

How did music score and underscore the swell of women’s increasing liberties at the turn of the twentieth century?

Lecture / Violin and piano recital – Claudia Tobin, Ruth Palmer, Alessio Enea

Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze

Palazzo Adami Lami, Lungarno Guicciardini 17 – Florence

Writer and curator Claudia Tobin, with violinist Ruth Palmer and pianist Alessio Enea, set out to uncover the musical sisterhood between a network of European women artists, writers and music critics who took inspiration from Florence, including suffragette composer Dame Ethel Smyth, her friend the writer and activist Vernon Lee frequented Villa San Francesco di Paola.

Presented at the Lyceum in Florence, of which these women were members, this event is part of a research grant that connects archives in the UK and Florence, including at the Villa I Tatti Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies, Lyceum Club archive, the British Institute of Florence, Somerville College Oxford and the British Library in the UK.

Reservations required, seating limited:

This event is part of the ‘Palace Women’ programme which rediscovers female forerunners in the monumental Florentine venues in which they lived and worked. With Special thanks to donors Alice Vogler, Donna Malin, Margie MacKinnon and Wayne McArdle

This project is made possible thanks to the support of Enjoy, Respect and Feel Florence, funded by Italy’s Ministry of Tourism, the Fund for Development and Cohesion, the Municipality of Florence and Feel Florence.

Participating partner: Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze

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