La Donna Musicale is available for
performances, lectures, workshops and events.
Performances: Working with two to fourteen musicians, La Donna performs music from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First century.
Lectures: The Director, Laury Gutiérrez, is also available to present overviews of women composers’ music, historical performance, and Renaissance and Baroque performance practice.
Example: Feminine Allure. A multimedia presentation of women composers from the 1600s to the 1760s. The presentation places the most important women composers in the context of their male counterparts and musical period. Why did some women compose? Why there are so few? Is their music relevant now?
Educational/Outreach, Lecture/Demonstrations Master Classes and Workshops: La Donna Musicale is available to present introductions to the instruments and the period as well as hands-on demonstrations to educate young people about aspects of 17th- and 18th-century musical culture. These events provide a unique opportunity for raising public awareness about historical and contemporary women composers as well as providing positive role models.
Sample of Past Touring Programs:
Soprani Virtuosi! – Music by Camilla de Rossi, Maria Nascinbeni, Lucretia Vizza, Maria Antonia Walpurgis, and Antonio Vivaldi
All-Around Love – Music by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Antonia Bembo, and Julie Pinel.
Death and Alleluia – Music by Raffaela Aleotti, Barbara Strozzi, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, along with contemporary works by Martha Bishop and Ruth Lomon.