Donne Virtuose: Music by Remarkable Women
St. Patrick's Seminary Menlo Park
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, San Francisco
Soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani was featured in a program of passionate arias, sublime motets and dazzling instrumental sonatas by four extraordinary women. Francesca Caccini composing for the Medici Court, Barbara Strozzi among Venetian intellectuals, Isabella Leonarda from her Novarese convent and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre for the Parisian aristocracy: each gave voice to their creative genius in the face of cultural restrictions on the artistic expression of women and produced masterworks that speak eloquently across the centuries.
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano Rob Diggins, violin Jolianne von Einem, violin John Dornenburg, viola da gamba Warren Stewart, violoncello Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ
Oct 8-10 2010 John Blow: Venus & Adonis
Dec 17-19 2010 Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Midnight Mass
Mar 18-20 2011 Orazio Vecchi's Madrigal Comedy L'Amfiparnaso
* This program was initially advertised as "Letter Amorose"