Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 2:00p -
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church
645 Boylson Street
Boston, MA 02116
The award-winning ensemble La Donna Musicale, directed by Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center scholar Laury Gutiérrez, will present "Love and Anguish: Then and Now" on Saturday March 21st at 3:00 pm in Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylson Street, Boston. It will be preceded at 2:00 pm by a lecture from Prof. Robert Kendrick of the University of Chicago on eighteenth-century women composers, including the brilliant Italian virtuosa Maria Teresa Agnesi.
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.
Gutiérrez 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 three singers will include the versatile high countertenor Robert Crowe, who has been receiving rave reviews in the States and Europe, and two beloved standard members of the ensemble, soprano Camila Parias and mezzo soprano Daniela Tošič.
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 & Robert Crowe, soprano; Daniela Tošić, mezzo-soprano
Lisa Brooke and Emily Dahl, violin; Jane Starkman, viola; David H. Miller, bass
Alison Gangler & Catherine Stein, oboe
Marina Krickler & Liam Hanna, natural horn
Mo-ah Kim, harpsichord; Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, director
Tickets: $35, 25 and $5 – Free under 18 years old
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