Powerful compositions from the age of the Industrial Revolution at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 19, are featured at the Mount Vernon Music Association Hall. Mount Vernon Musicians also perform at 7:30 p.m. on February 20 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church at 12521 Inwood Road in Dallas.

The program includes music by Johannes Brahms, Jean Sibelius, and Emilie Mayer — three of the finest composers of the Industrial Age — on piano, violin, viola, and cello.

The Industrial Revolution occurred during the period between 1750 and 1840 in Europe and was accompanied by the Romantic movement in the arts. Romanticism served as an artistic reaction to the age of reason and machinery and encouraged interpretation with feelings.

The German-born Mayer is now considered Europe’s greatest woman composer and a trailblazer for her contributions to the performing arts. The chamber orchestra features one of her quartets and the Romantic works of Germany’s Brahms and Finland’s Sibelius.

Mount Vernon Music is located at 402 Leftwich Street in Mount Vernon, Texas. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $10 for members; $5 for college students with a valid ID; and free admission for children 18 and younger. For information call (903) 563-3780 or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.

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