Maria Teresa


Slosberg Music Center
415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453


Oct 18 2020


3:00 pm

Love & Anguish: Then & Now

Admission is free, please sign up here
Voluntary contributions at the door

The concert will feature arias and overtures by Agnesi that Gutiérrez discovered recently in the Bibliothèque National de France in Paris. These elegant works, taken from Agnesi’s operas, can only be compared to the music of Joseph Haydn in their style and sophistication. The arias and overtures from her opera “L’Insubria consolata” will be receiving their world première.

Gutièrrez comments that her residency at the WSRC at Brandeis and a grant from Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio have enabled La Donna Musicale to field a larger ensemble than usual, including the haunting colors of Baroque oboes and natural horns. Of the music, she notes: “The eternal feeling of love can always be accompanied by anguish, so the subject is as relevant today as it was in the eighteenth century.”

The concert will also include works by scholars from the WSRC: music by the late Ruth Lomon, based on the poetry from Marguerite Bouvard and Naomi Myrvaagnes.

Camila Parias, soprano; Daniela Tošić, mezzo-soprano
Lisa Brooke & Emily, violin; Jane Starkman, viola; David H. Miller, bass
Alison Gangler & Catherine Stein, oboe
Marina Krickler & Liam Hannna, natural horn
Mo-ah Kim, harpsichord; Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, director