Queen of Heaven: Music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
6/8/2014 3:00 PM
$10 general, $5 students/seniors
Agave Baroque teams up with phenomenal countertenor Reginald Mobley for some rarely performed sacred and secular music that is energetic, inventive, touching, and possessing of a truly original energy.
Like many young women from well-to-do families, Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704) was forced into a convent at the age of sixteen. At the Collegio di Sant'Orsola, Leonarda received an education, musical training, and the opportunity to compose professionally that otherwise wouldn't have been possible for a woman in 17th century Italy. Leonarda was one of the must influential women composers of her time, whose instrumental and sacred writing defied many established conventions.