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La Donna Musicale- Music in Bass Hall

May 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

La Donna Musicale

Music in Bass Hall welcomes La Donna Musicale for O Maria! Mother and Warrior on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert focuses on Baroque Italian women composers, featuring their settings of prayers to the Virgin, a powerful Stabat Mater, and a dialogue between Mary and Eve–the mother of God and the mother of humankind. The concert includes Meda’s extraordinary motet In tribunale horendo that portrays the Virgin Mary as the protector of humans on earth and in Heaven. It also includes a motet for two voices that illustrates the martyrdom and invincibility of St. Christina. Vocal music will be interspersed with instrumental music by Isabella Leonarda and others. Music by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Rosa Giacinta Badalla, Bianca Maria Meda and others.

The Performers: 

Adriana Ruiz, Daniela Tosic, Devon Russo, voice
Cynthia Mathiesen, Baroque violin, viola da gamba

Katherine Shao, keyboards
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba

La Donna Musicale is a non-profit research, education, and performance organization devoted exclusively to the discovery, preservation, and promotion of sacred and secular music by women composers. The ensemble uses period instruments and historical performance practices. Hailed by Early Music America for its “excellent performers … outstanding music stylishly performed,” La Donna Musicale is dedicated to the historically informed performance of music by women composers of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.

Tickets are $28 ($25 for Monadnock Center members). Purchase tickets online below or call the Monadnock Center at (603) 924-3235. 

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door. The Monadnock Center gladly accepts cash or credit/debit cards. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

Music in Bass Hall is generously sponsored by Depot Square and Waterhouse Restaurant. Enjoy dinner and shopping before the show just a few steps away in the heart of downtown Peterborough!

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Music in Bass Hall is produced by the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Click here to see other upcoming Music in Bass Hall shows.


May 13, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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