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The Songbird


Francesca Caccini, known as La Checcina, or the songbird, was one of the guiding spirits behind the revolutionary music of the earliest operas and the brilliant solo songs of the Baroque. Composer of a wide range of solo songs, duets, and stage music, she is perhaps best known for her La Liberazione di Ruggiero, the first opera by a woman, which premiered in 1625.

This program features Caccini's powerfully dramatic songs as well as works by Monteverdi and other Italian Baroque composers. Folger Consort is joined by soprano Michele Kennedy, harpsichordist Joseph Gascho, and violinist Risa Browder.

Folger Consort Artistic Directors
Robert Eisenstein - viola da gamba, violin
Christopher Kendall - theorbo

Guest Artists
Risa Browder - violin
Joseph Gascho - organ
Michele Kennedy - soprano
Michele Kennedy

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