In 1636 Nicolò Fontei, a Venetian musician published the second book of songs for one, two and three voices with continuo entitled Bizzarrie Poetiche poste in musica. These songs reflect the spirit of one the most luminous Venetian musical circles of the time at the home of Giulio Strozzi. The songs are dedicated to Barbara Strozzi, and Giulio himself provided the poetry.
In 1637 Giulio Strozzi created an academy, the Accademia degli Unisoni, designed to exhibit his daughter's talents to a wider audience.
The songs by Fontei, Strozzi, Sances, Monteverdi, and poetry by Giulio Strozzi and others, are the sources of inspiration for this program - a recreation of a meeting in one of the Italian 17th century Accademie.
Elisabeth Belgrano, voice
Elizabeth Ronan-Silva, voice
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba
Susan Patrick, harpsichord
Saturday, August 27,
Sunday, August 28,
(corner of Guadalupe and Johnson Streets,
1 block west of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum)
Entrance: $15 at the door
Monday, August 29,
Entrance: free admission
All concerts presented by Caprock Early Music Association & The Society for the Honestly Curious
All proceeds from the concerts benefit
Caprock Early Music Association.
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Elisabeth Belgrano has specialized in baroque singing since 1992. She has trained with some of the most eminent instructors and performers of early music, including Jessica Cash, Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby, Agnès Mellon, Jakob Lindberg, and Stephen Stubbs. In 2000 she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Music at
During recent years, Ms. Belgrano has dedicated her career to research and creation of concerts inspired by women and salons in
She has performed with Santa Fe Pro Musica, as well as the Albuquerque Baroque Players in
Elizabeth Ronan-Silva, is noted for her “delightfully clear fresh singing” (Opera News) “rich voice… deepening embodiment” and “canny use of her wide dynamic range,” (San Francisco Classical Voice). She performs a broad range of repertoire that spans multiple styles including renaissance and baroque, contemporary and country. She has performed with various early music ensembles including Teatro Lirico, reconstruction, Company of Strings, Lizzy and the Theorboys, and is a founding member of the Camerino Band.
Laury Gutierrez is the founding director of La Donna Musicale. She is a specialist in Early and Contemporary Music written by women composers as well as Renaissance Spanish Music. She holds soloist viola da gamba and Early Music Historical Performance Practice degrees from
Susan Patrick has been teaching music history and harpsichord at the