Thursday, February 26, 2009

Extra, extra - La Donna Musicale

I am pleased to announce another ticket giveaway! La Donna Musicale is giving away two pairs of tickets to their upcoming concert at Sanders Theater this Sunday. The first two people to comment on this post (note: don't bother commenting on a feed) will get put on the will-call list, and you can pick up your tickets at the concert free of charge!

The concert is called "Passionate Scenes: Italian Women Composers of the 17th and 18th Century." There will be music by Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Antonia Bembo, and Anna Bon. The concert will be at 3 pm at Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge.

This concert is presented as part of ensemble director Laury Gutiérrez’s fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the support of the Nakamichi Foundation. A wide variety of dramatic works will be performed, ranging from the dancelike canzonas of Francesca Caccini, through Antonia Bembo’s text-driven mélange of French and Italian styles, to the recently rediscovered Haydn-esque sonorities of Anna Bon. The program will include excerpts from Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero, Bembo’s L’Ercole amante, sonatas by Isabella Leonarda, and more.

The performers! are!

Sherezade Panthaki, Lydia Knutson, Shari Alise Wilson, sopranos
Daniela Tosic, Tracy Cowart, Renee Rapier, mezzo-sopranos
Michael Barrett, Pablo Bustos, tenors
Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto
Laura Gulley, Sarah Darling, Penny Schwarze, violins & violas
Akiko Sato, Noriko Yasuda, organ, harpsichord
Motomi Igarashi, lirone; Janet Haas, violone
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, director

So leave a comment and pick up some free tickets!


  1. Anonymous12:08 AM

    Sounds awesome. I'd definitely snag some tickets, if I weren't a little busy with this opera I'm in. :-)

  2. I can't believe other people aren't commenting! I'd ask for a ticket if i didn't already have someone else's comps. :)

  3. I MIGHT be able to go at that time- and would love to- but I didn't want to be a jerk by getting tickets, not using them, and depriving someone else. Is it too late, or can I still "win" ?

  4. Hm, I seem to remember hearing something about that. Sounds like it might be good!

  5. @ sarah:

    Yes, I'm a little dismayed that people aren't snapping these up! Spread the word - my blog isn't exactly in the top 100-read-blogs ever. :)

  6. @ josh:

    Josh, we haven't had any other offers, so a pair is yours! What's your full name?

  7. Josh Nannestad. thanks!