Arie delle donne: Barbara Strozzi & Maria Teresa Agnesi

Arie delle donne: Barbara Strozzi & Maria Teresa Agnesi - BEMF Fringe Concerts

13 Jun 2019 Boston, MA (USA)


Time : 3PM
Venue : Old South Church at Gordon Chapel
Address : 645 Boylston St
State : MA
Zip : 02130
Phone : (617) 461–6973

We are celebrating the 400th birthday of Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi, with her dazzling secular and sacred arias, and anticipating the 300th birthday in 2020 of Milanese composer Maria Teresa Agnesi. Her virtuosic pastoral arias as well as arias of unrequited love are full of vitality, intense emotional mannerisms and expression, stemming from her skillful use of harmony and sometimes unusual use of the semitone. These 17th- and 18th-century Italian arias are delightfully memorable, dramatically moving, and elegantly virtuosic, and Agnesi’s harpsichord concerto.

Daniela Tošić & Cassandra Extavour, voice
Laura Gulley & Guan-Ting Ku, violin
]ane Starkman, viola; Motomi Igarashi, bass
Rhona Freeman, Fernando Cardoso, and Mo-ah Kim, keyboards
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba

For more info call (617) 461–6973

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American Record Review