The Virtuosa Society
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About the event
On Saturday November 7th 2020 at 12:30 PST, Katie Harman and Christine Eggert are thrilled to present a livestream event unlike any other. In collaboration with Klamath Film and the Ross Ragland Theatre, the Virtuosa Society co-founders Eggert and Harman have crafted a musical and visual experience which will be simultaneously performed on stage and on screen.
“We want to shine a spotlight on the unsung female composers whose works span classical to Classic Hollywood Era... and everything in between!” says Harman.
While crafting a musical program around the facets of the female experience, they dug into some amazing research, and were surprised to find a common story: ‘What we found was that an overwhelming majority of these talented women belonged to clubs and organizations, many of them secret, to support each other and advance their musical goals,” continues Harman.
“The idea of societies emerged as a sort of magnetic pull, and we knew we had found a special concept,” chimes in Eggert.
The intrigue of the project captured the attention of Klamath Film, who has come onboard to interweave bespoke
footage and mini-documentary elements into the live concert, with multiple live cameras covering the performance. The Ross Ragland Theater’s supersized screen will project these elements during the performance simultaneously for live audience and livestream patrons.
At the peak of fall foliage, The Virtuosa Society’s launch concert takes place at the Ross Ragland Theater, the beloved Art Deco building in downtown Klamath Falls, at a carefully chosen hour: one that is in a “civilized time of day in every time zone for concert watching,” laughs Eggert. The duo has a wide-reaching audience throughout the world, including a hearty Danish fanbase.
The mission of The Virtuosa Society to bring female composers and compositions to the forefront of history. We share the stories and groundbreaking efforts that helped shape the future of music, also serving as a launching pad for the advocacy of more female-composed pieces to be regularly programmed by major symphony orchestras, opera and