Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

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La Donna Musicale: Arie delle donne: Strozzi & Agnesi

Date:
June 13, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Gordon Chapel

We are celebrating the 400th birthday of Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi, with her dazzling secular and sacred arias, and anticipating he 300th birthday in 2020 of Milanese composer Maria Teresa Agnesi. Agnesi’s virtuosic pastoral arias as well as arias of unrequited love are full of vitality, intense emotional mannerisms and expression. These 17th- and 18th-century Italian arias are delightfully memorable, dramatically moving, and elegantly virtuosic, all interspersed with striking instrumental music. Daniela Tosic and Cassandra Extavour, voice; Laura Gulley and Guan-Ting Ku, violin; Jane Starkman, viola; Motomi Igarashi, bass; Fernando Cardoso, keyboards; Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba $5 - $35 (discounts may apply)