The year 2019 marks the the 200th anniversary of composer/pianist Clara Schumann’s birth, and the 400th birthday of Baroque singer/composer Barbara Strozzi. Our new work, Household Names, celebrates the life and work of these two extraordinary women, while also taking a look at the lives of the female performers who are bringing their work to life. It is an affectionate, personal glimpse of a female artists' work/life balance in 200 year installments, designed for intimate audiences in quasi-promenade style.
There will be glorious singing, tenderness and humour, and possibly tea and homemade biscuits, or an aperitif... we'll offer some unexpected touches, both domestic and professional.
With our trademark sophistication, warmth and irreverence, Various People Inc creates an intimate picture of two women at the peak of their musical powers, each juggling the demands of their music, their domestic worlds and the social restrictions of their times, and each bequeathing a musical legacy which continues to inspire.