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“Musick’s Recreation”: At-Home Viol Playing in 17th Century Massachusetts

“Musick's Recreation:” At-Home Viol Playing in the 17th Century Massachusetts Since the onset of the pandemic, the home has become the center of musical activity for professional and amateur musicians alike. Our performance/lecture will explore at-home music making in 17th century Massachusetts through a historical lens. We will introduce several individuals known to have owned […]

Molza: Music for a Muse

In this program, we celebrate the talents and accomplishments of Tarqunia Molza (1542-1617), the virtuosic soprano, viol player, and highly paid employee at the Este Court in Ferrara, who was known for her unrivaled ability to accompany her own singing on the viol. Presented virtually due to COVID.