Venue : Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard University
State : MA
Amore: 17th century Italian Women Composers
Saturday, April 8th, 4:00 PM
Lamont Library Forum Room,
Harvard University, Cambridge
Boston, MA: Laury Gutiérrez, 2009 Radcliffe
Institute fellow, Brandeis WSRC scholar and founder/director of La Donna Musicale, has announced details of the ensemble’s upcoming “Creative Intervention” in CHIASMI 2017, the Brown-Harvard Graduate Student Conference In Italian Studies.The program for this special concert will feature works by Italian Baroque women composers. Dynamic and radiant, the voices and instrumentalists of La Donna Musicale present Amore, a concert depicting love in all of its physical, emotional, and spiritual manifestations. The members of the ensemble, all leading players on the Boston Early Music scene, were either born or educated abroad. Our musical journey through love will lead you from the sultry tones of desire to the sheer ecstasy of exultation; from the dark hand of grief and despair to the clenched fist of jealousy, anger, and revenge; and finally back to resurrection, forgiveness, and the peace of the pastoral world, where all things are perfect.
The Composers and the Music
We begin with a scene from La liberazione di Ruggiero, Isola d’Alcina, a comic opera by Francesca Caccini, first performed in 1625. A scene from the cantata Frà Dori, e Fileno by Camilla de Rossi follows. Next on the program are Barbara Strozzi’s exquisite and rapturous vocal duets, as well as her heart-wrenching serenata Hor che Apollo. Antonia Bembo is represented by short humorous arias from her Produzioni Armoniche.
The program is balanced by elegant and spirited trio sonata by Isabella Leonarda.
Camila Parias, voice
Daniela Tošić, voice
Yi-Li Chang, violin, viola da gamba
Nathaniel Cox, theorbo and cornetto
Ruth McKay, harpsichord
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba
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