Women of Note

Sarah Hagen

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Pianist Sarah Hagen is celebrating the release of her latest CD, Women of Note with a celebration at The Haviland Club on November 9.

The album, Hagen’s third solo disc, was produced entirely using PEI talent. Adam Gallant engineered the album, Don Chapman mastered the CD, Cohen McDonald designed the packaging, and Max Keenlyside tuned the piano twice during the long recording session. Hagen says that she extends special thanks to the Indian River Festival for the use of historic St. Mary’s and the beautiful Yamaha piano there. She is also grateful to Music PEI for their funding and continued support.

Women of Note contains hard-core classical works by two forgotten female composers of the 18th century: Marianna Martines and Marianne von Auenbrugger. Both women were colleagues of Haydn and Mozart and enjoyed life in the same fabulous Viennese musical circles.

The launch celebration will be an evening entitled “Let’s party like it’s 1769!” There will be a programme of various forms of entertainment, including works from the album performed by Hagen, and performances by special guests. Doors open at 7 pm, with the show beginning at 8 pm.

Tickets are available at sarahhagen.tickit.ca and at the door. Purchase a ticket which includes a copy of the CD, or come for the party and performance only. Refreshments will be served and the bar will be open for ages 19 and up. The Haviland Club is located at 2 Haviland Street in Charlottetown.

For information, visit www.sarahhagen.com.