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The Armed Woman - Music of Early Women Composers

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
THE ARMED WOMAN CONCERTS

San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) presents the final concert of their 2009-10 Season, Music in Time of War, with a concert of music by women composers from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Featured is Isabella Leonarda's Magnificat, Opus 19 #10 along with music of the Trobairitz, Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Maddelena Casulana (1544-1590), Maria Xaveria Peruchona (1652-1709) and Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), among others.  For these performances San Francisco Renaissance Voices will be joined by:  Daria D'Andrea and Maxine Nemerovski, violins; Shirley Edith Hunt, cello; and Susan Harvey, harpsichord.

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
WHAT:  The Armed Woman - Music of Early Women Composers
WHEN/WHERE (Note - THREE concerts):
Saturday, July 31 - 7:30 PM, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, August 1 - 4:00 PM, First Presbyterian of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara, Alameda
Sunday, August 8 - 4:00 PM, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
TICKETS:  $20 general admission, $15 student/senior - at the door or available on-line at www.SFRV.org

San Francisco Renaissance Voices are Artists-in-Residence with Seventh Avenue Performances (San Francisco) and made their debut in 2004 with a sold-out performance of Victoria's Requiem.  We have consistently earned praise for our "gossamer sound ... a sound something akin to spiritual levitation" as well as recognition for our imaginative programming and lauded as "a standout within the crowded field of Bay Area early music ensembles" by San Francisco Classical Voice (July 2009).  We are dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon and have been featured by such publications as The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, USA Today and the national magazine Early Music America, among others.  Most recently, San Francisco Renaissance Voices was selected as "Best Classical Music" for 2010 by SFWeekly.

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