Querelle des Femmes
Liaison Ensemble celebrates women composers of the Baroque in a program by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and their contemporaries. The French phrase querelle des femmes, "the woman question", refers to a debate started in 1500 by the philosopher Agrippa about the virtue of women. He argued that the oppression of women by men was due not to natural reasons, but socially constructed ones. Liaison celebrates the voices of admired female composers of the time, whose music rose to prominence despite adversity. Join them for an afternoon of song and wine at The Musical Offering.