A Woman's World: Women Composers of the Baroque
March 5 at 8pm | March 20 at 5pm
Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi, and Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre – courtesans and courtiers, nuns and entrepreneurs – these women were all composers who lived during the 17th and 18th centuries. Their music will be featured in a special program for Women’s History Month, A Woman’s World: Women Composers of the Baroque. Pegasus Early Music, a Rochester NY based ensemble, presents a concert of vocal and instrumental music about love, heroism and beauty.
Irish Inspirations: Women in Irish Classical Music
March 13 at 5pm | March 17 at 8pm
An accessible and affectionate tribute to women in Ireland and elsewhere who, as performers and composers, have reflected Irish themes in their work. You’ll also hear music written about mythical and real Irish women. Pianist, author and broadcaster Una Hunt is the featured guest on this special. Music will include works by Joan Trimble, Amy Beach, Percy Grainger and Shaun Davey, and works that celebrate the Irish Colleen and several lassies called Molly.
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