LA DONNA BAROCCA | NCH & CLONMEL

LA DONNA BAROCCA | NCH & CLONMEL

Programme Notes

LA DONNA BAROCCA

Irish Baroque Orchestra | Claire Duff, Director
with Sarah Power (soprano)

Kevin Barry Recital Room National Concert Hall | Thursday March 7th, 7:30pm   BUY NOW

South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Friday March 8th, 8pm   BUY NOW

Tickets: €17.50 (NCH) | €18/€9 (Clonmel)

   

 

PROGRAMME:

Isabella Leonarda, Ave sauvis dilecto, con violini,
Barbara Strozzi. Arietta Op.6  ‘Miei pensieri’
Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. Violin Sonata no.1 in D minor
Barbara Strozzi. Serenata ‘Hor che Apollo’
Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Rigaudons 1 and 2, Chaconne in D, ‘Pieces de clavecin 1701’
Maria Antonia Walpurgis. ‘Perfido’ and ‘Prendi’ from Six arias for Soprano
Maddalena Laura Lombardini (Sirmen)  String quartet no.2 in B flat major
Maria Antonia Walpurgis.  ‘Da me ti dvidi’ from Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni

 

LA DONNA BAROCCA

Irish Baroque Orchestra, directed by Claire Duff, with Sarah Power (soprano) will celebrate International Women’s Day with a sublime programme of music by female composers of the baroque period.

The programme pays particular attention to the vocal music of 17th- century Italian composer, Barbara Strozzi, marking the 400th anniversary of her birth. Born in 1619 in Italy, Strozzi was said to be “the most prolific composer – man or woman – of printed secular vocal music in Venice in the Middle of the century.” Her output is also unique in that it only contains secular vocal music, with the exception of one volume of sacred songs. She was renowned for her poetic ability as well as her compositional talent.

Alongside Strozzi we present music by her female contemporaries and successors including Isabella Leonarda, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Elisabetta de Gambarini, Maria Antonia Walpurgis and Maddalena Lombardini.

Irish Baroque Orchestra are delighted to present this project in association with National Concert, Finding a Voice @ South Tipperary Arts Centre and Sounding the Feminists.

                      

 

Proudly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

   

Claire DuffDirector
Sarah PowerSoprano