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Celebrate International Women’s Day with a concert by four female composers

By Alexandra Coghlan   March 2017

Ruby Hughes & Friends: Heroines of Love and Loss

King’s Place, 8th March

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a concert by four female composers. Hear the secular music of Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini—sensuous songs and skilful operatic arias that represent the best of the Baroque age—alongside the sacred works of nuns Lucrezia Vizzana and Claudia Sessa, charged with spiritual passion and emotional intensity. Ruby Hughes, a soprano combining smoky warmth with period purity, is joined by lutenist Jonas Nordberg and cellist Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann, above, for a concert…

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