The Poetry of Vittoria Colonna; the Music of Pietro Vinci

Sarah Mead will discuss the 16th-century settings of the poetry of Vittoria Colonna (the first published woman poet in Italy) especially the Sonetti Spirituale set by Pietro Vinci in 1580.

Sarah Mead is a sought-after teacher of viol and Renaissance performance practice who has performed in concert as a lyra-viol soloist around the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Brazil and the UK. She served for seven years as Music Director of the annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, and she received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America for her work with the Early Music Ensemble.

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