Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

SalonEra: Women in Music

  • Monday, March 15 at 7:30pm ET

SalonEra marks Women’s History Month with  a special episode on March 15th featuring instrumental and vocal music by Maddalena Sirmen, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Clara Schumann. Featured guests include harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, violinist Shelby Yamin, and soprano Michele Kennedy, who share a commitment to researching, performing, and recording music by women composers.


Program includes 

 Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896)
“Die stille Lotosblume” Op. 13, No. 6 (footage courtesy of Byron Schenkman & Friends)

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665 – 1729)
Sarabande in G Major from Pièces de clavecin (footage courtesy of Portland Baroque Orchestra)

Francesca Caccini (1587 – 1641)
“Chi nel fior di giovinezza” from La liberazione di Ruggiero

Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
“Amore è bandito”

Isabella Leonarda (1620 – 1704)
“Cara Regina” from Motetti a voce sola con istromenti, Op. 20
Sonata in A minor, Op. 16, No. 5

Maddalena Laura Sirmen (1745-1818)
Trio in C Major, Vivace

SalonEra: Women in Music Trailer featuring Michele Kennedy

Register for SalonEra

You’ll receive a link by email to view the show!

Event Details


Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or subscribing to the series for a suggested donation of $75.

Your support compensates our participating artists, whose livelihoods have been so dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your consideration!