OPERA EARLY & ANCIENT SAN FRANCISCO
Annual Halloween Weekend Concert
Shakespeare Ode (Thomas Linley, the younger - 1756-1778)
October 30, 31 & November 1, 2009 - concerts in San Francisco & Berkeley
SONGS OF WAR & PEACE
March 6, 7 & 14, 2010
- concerts in San Francisco, Berkeley & other Bay Area venues
Music of war and peace from the Renaissance and early Baroque featuring Tomas de Luis Victoria's Missa pro Victoria (based on Janequin's Le Guerre) as well as Guillaume Dufay's Lamentio Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae, Gallus' Les Heroes, Te Deums from the Franco-Flemish Renaissance, selections from Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, and troubador songs from the Crusades.
THE ARMED MAN
Missa L'homme Arme' Super Voces Musicales (Josquin de Prez - c1450-1521)
May 15, 16 & 23, 2010
THE ARMED WOMAN
July 31, August 1 & 8, 2010
- concerts in San Francisco, Alameda & other Bay Area venues
This concert is dedicated to proving that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword and features music composed by women from the Medieval through Baroque periods. Featured is Isabella Leonarda's (1620-1704) Magnificat, Opus 19, #10 with other music by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Maria Xaveria Peruchona (1652-1709), Sister Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (c1602-1678), Maddelena Casulana (1544-1590), the courtesan Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), the mysterious Antonia Bembo (1640-1720) and the child prodigy Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729).
Tickets available approximately 8 weeks before each concert at the SFRV web site.