"Concerto delle Donne - Consort of Ladies" Revolutionary Italian Vocal Music of the late Renaissance

Crescendo
Saint James Place
Concert
Location: 
352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
Event date: 
16 Feb 2019
Start Time: 
6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Concert

In case of snow, concert will be held on February 22. 

In 1580 in Ferrara, Italy, an ensemble of professional female singers–probably the first one of their gender–became renowned for their technical and artistic virtuosity. This ensemble, the 'Concerto delle Donne', performed formal concerts for members of the inner circle of the Ferrara court and important visitors, and revolutionized the role of women in professional music.

Sopranos Catherine Hancock, Rebecca Palmer and Jennifer Tyo, accompanied and directed by Christine Gevert on the organ and harpsichord, will perform works by the Ferrara court composer, Luzzascho Luzzaschi, as well as early Italian Baroque arias and duets by Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi and others.

 

Youth: $10.00 General: $35.00 Premium: $60.00

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