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2018 Berkeley Early Music Festival & Exhibition

  • The Musical Offering Cafe & Bistro 2430 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

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.

Tickets: $20

Earlier Event: September 10
English Song Concert in the Mission District
Later Event: September 30
SF Music Day: Querelle des Femmes