ABOUT LA DONNA MUSICALE

La Donna Musicale is a non-profit research, education, and performance organization devoted exclusively to the discovery, preservation, and promotion of sacred and secular music by women composers. The ensemble uses period instruments and historical performance practices.

HIGHLIGHTS 2021: LADONNA AND RUMBARROCO

I am Black & Beautiful:

Morenas in Iberoamerica

La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco perform a program of songs and polyphonic settings that honor the Morenas (dark-skinned Black women) in the Ibero-American repertory, beginning with settings of Nigra sum sed formosa from the Songs of Songs, all the way to current folk representations in South America.

The concert will include early vocal music from the Iberian Renaissance and Baroque Cancioneros with poetic texts that depict Black women in endearing terms.

Our performance will also include African-influenced instrumental music from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Spain linked to today’s practices of traditional music.  Music from the Palacios, Upsala, and Sablonara Songbooks.

Performers

Adriana Ruiz & Daniela Tosic, voice

Na’ama Lion, Early flutes

Kera Washington & Juan S. Sanchez, percussion

Kirsten Lamb, bass

Katherine Shao, keyboard

Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba & Venezuelan cuatro

 

Tickets: $35 Reserved; 20 general entrance; $5 low income

I am black and beautiful

Friday March 18th, 2022 at 7PM

Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury St, Boston

Saturday March 19th, 2022 at 7PM

Smith Center for the Arts

Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

FREE ADMISSION


Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2PM

Slosberg Music Center Brandeis University

415 South St. Waltham, MA 02453

DONATIONS ACCEPTED

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

ALTERED STATES: Women Composers in/on Love

La Donna Musicale will present the altered states brought on by secular and sacred love in the music by women composers.

More information coming soon….

RECENT OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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La Donna Musicale, Pioneering the Path for Historical Women Composers and Rumbarroco’s Latin Baroque Fusion

Our 2020–21 Season

RE-INVENTING

A combination of pre-lecture concerts, live interaction with the ensemble, live performance snippets, and pre-recorded performances  in which we re-invent both ourselves and Early Music.

Celebrating Maria Teresa Agnesi’s 300th birthday. Exploring both Africa’s lasting musical legacy and current Latin American sounds. Delighting you by the fusion of European Early Music with South American folk and popular forms in our program “Black Villancicos” Tapping our feet to our “Fandango” program. And as always, honoring minorities and presenting educational programs for youth.

ladm.org and rumbarroco.orgo.org

Celebrating women’s history month with:
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665 – 1729)