O Maria! Mother and Warrior


This concert focuses on Baroque Italian women composers, featuring their

settings of prayers to the Virgin, a powerful Stabat Mater, and a dialogue between

Mary and Eve–the mother of God and the mother of humankind. The concert includes the extraordinary motet In tribunale horendo that portrays the Virgin Mary as the protector of humans on earth and in Heaven. It also includes a motet for two voices that portrays the martyrdom and invincibility of St. Christina. Vocal music will be interspersed with instrumental music by Isabella Leonarda and others.

Music by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Rosa Giacinta Badalla, Bianca Maria Meda and others.



Adriana Ruiz & Daniela Tosic, Devon Russo, voice

Cynthia Mathiesen, Baroque violin, viola da gamba

Katherine Shao, keyboards

Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba

Oh maria concert

Saturday, May 13 at 7:30PM

Monadnock Center for History and Culture

19 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458

Tickets: $28 ($25 for Monadnock Center members) www.MonadnockCenter.org


Sunday, May 14 at 4PM

Church of the Covenant

67 Newbury Street, Boston

Tickets: $35, $20, & $5