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Sarasa Ensemble • MUSIC OF THE MADONNA

Saturday • January 14, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

No doubt the life of the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, has been a focal point of sacred music in Western classical music, especially in the Baroque era. This program features two beautiful Marian Cantatas, as well as glowing works for strings and continuo by Händel, Corelli and Rosenmüller.

Meg Bragle, mezzo soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, Emily Dahl, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Andrus Madsen, organ


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G.F. Händel Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F major, HWV320
G.F. Händel Haec est Regina virginum, HWV 235
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
Isabella Leonarda – “O Maria”
Rosenmüller Sonata No. 9 (nona) à 5 in D major
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Il pianto di Maria: “Giunta l’ora fatal” HWV 234 (attr. Händel)

Founded in 1997, the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble is a performing collective of more than one hundred instrumentalists and singers, presenting music spanning the 17th to the 21st centuries, on both period and modern instruments. Sarasa has played throughout New England, and has toured Ireland, Cuba and India. The group facilitates an award-winning outreach program with incarcerated teens in the greater Boston area.


Saturday • January 14, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.