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July 14-16, 2015 8pm
Tuesday St. Peter's Church, Weston
Wednesday The Chapel at West Parish, Andover
Thursday Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church, Boston
17th Century Italian vocal music composed for the Virtuoso Sopranos of Ferrara, the ladies of the concerto delle donne established by Duke Alfonso II. The distinctive diminution style of Luzzaschi is set against the seconda prattica of Caccini and Claudio Monteverdi and the instrumental musica secreta of Frescobaldi and Gesualdo.
Guest contralto Stephanie Kacoyanis.