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    Oct 17 2020


    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Love & Anguish: Maria Teresa Agnesi CONCERT

    Streamed Concert and  Q&A 

    The concert will feature arias and overtures by Agnesi that Gutiérrez recently discovered in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, as well as other pieces by Agnesi. These elegant works, taken from Agnesi’s operas, are comparable to the music of Haydn in their style and sophistication. The arias and overtures from her opera L’Insubria consolata will be receiving their world premières. 

    Gutiérrez’s residency at the WSRC at Brandeis and a grant from the Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio concert fund have enabled La Donna Musicale to field a larger ensemble for this concert than usual, including the haunting colors of the natural horns. Of the music in the program, Gutiérrez notes: “The eternal feeling of love can always be accompanied by anguish, so the subject is as relevant today as it was in the 18th century.” 

    Daniela Tošić, mezzo-soprano & Jason McStoots, tenor
    Lisa Brooke & Danilo Bonina, violin; Jane Starkman, viola; Motomi Igarashi, bass
    Marina Krickler & Robert Marlatt, natural horn
    Andrus Madsen, fortepianoMo-ah Kim, harpsichordLaury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, director 

    We thank the following institutions for their help with this concert: the Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio concert fund/Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Music Departments of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) and Early Music America. 

    Tickets are  $5 to $35. 

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    For more information please visit or contact us at and 617.461.6973 


    Pre-concert lecture and Q & A: 6PM EST 

    Virtual Concert: 7PM EST 


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