Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke East
Montréal, H2X 1C3

Bus : 24 – stop Saint-Laurent Bus

Station Sherbrooke


17th century Italy gave us a surprising number of female composers, whose indisputable genius we are rediscovering today. Many worked in the discrete setting of convents, while others, often from families of musicians, enjoyed careers as performers and composers in various courts, with their works published and greatly appreciated. Our program paints a portrait of baroque-era Italy, from a feminine perspective, with works by remarkable female musicians, as well as by a few composers who rallied behind them—like Vivaldi, who, throughout his life, taught the young orphan girls of La Pietà…


La famille Caccini

Francesca Caccini (1587-après 1641)
Ch’amor sia nudo
Se muove a giurar fede
Settimia Caccini (1591-1741)
Si miei tormenti
Giulio Caccini (vers 1550-1613)
Udite amanti

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonate en trio RV 63 en mineur La Follia

Vittoria Aleotti (vers 1575-1620)
Audivi vocem
Io s’amo vita mia
Oh che la vaga aurora

Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
Purpurei Flores
Sonata Prima, Op. 16

Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Lagrime mie
Hor che Apollo


La Cigale

Stephanie Manias, soprano

Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Sari Tsuji, baroque violin
Marie-Michel Beauparlant, baroque cello
Madeleine Owen, theorbo and baroque guitar
Sara Lackie, baroque harp