Maryland Region

“The Music of Jane Austen’s Novels”
December 1, 2012

You are cordially invited to join JASNA Maryland at a celebration of Jane Austen’s 237th birthday on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  Festivities will be held at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

1810 Broadwood Grand
Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels

An elegant lunch will be followed by “The Music of Jane Austen’s Novels,” a presentation by Mark Malinowski.

The instrument was unlocked, every body prepared to be charmed …

The pianoforte has a starring or supporting role in many scenes in Jane Austen’s novels.  The pianoforte was used as a declaration of love (Frank Churchill), as a means of snubbing a social inferior (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), as a way to exhibit one’s charms (Elizabeth, Anne, Emma, Jane Fairfax) or lack thereof (Mary), and as an indulgence of feeling (Marianne).

Of music! Then pray speak aloud.  It is of all subjects my delight.  I must have my share in the conversation, if you are speaking of music.

Mark Malinowski is known and loved by many as one of the hosts of WBJC’s classical programming.  He is a student of and writer on the history of the pianoforte and has promised to share his insights about Jane Austen’s uses of the pianoforte as an instrument of sorrow and deceit, or love and affection.

I consider music as a very innocent diversion.

The cost of the event is $35 and reservations must be made by November 24 to JASNA Maryland c/o Karen Stakem Hornig, 1417 Battery Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230.  If you have any questions please email or call Karen at or 410-605-0408.

—Joyce Loney