Crescendo Performs Music by Women


What better time to present music written by and for women? Christine Gevert and Crescendo will do it this coming weekend in a pair of concerts focusing on the soprano voice.

“Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies,” features the early Baroque music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, court composer to the Duke of Ferrara in late 16th-century Italy. At the time, the Duke had in his court three female sopranos—the eponymous “Consort of Ladies”—whom he supported as professional singers. They were likely the first such ensemble in Western history.

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