O Anima Mea

When: Thu., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. 2017

Publick Musick brings to life vocal and instrumental music by the most prolific female composer of the 17th century, Isabella Leonarda, an Ursuline nun. Recognized for her solo motets, full of tender melodies as well as vocal fireworks, Leonarda was also a superb composer of instrumental music, and we will also feature her trio sonatas in this program, as well as her beautiful and harmonically daring violin sonata, the first composed by a woman. Performers: Shari Alise Wilson, soprano Boel Gidholm, baroque violin Mary Riccardi, baroque violin Christopher Haritatos, baroque cello Deborah Fox, theorbo Naomi Gregory, organ