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Orchestra of New Spain presents Marianna Martines: A Woman Composer In Vienna in the Time of Haydn and Mozart

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Orchestra of New Spain will present a program of orchestral works by Marianna Martines, and by Franz Josef Haydn. The program includes Martines’ Piano Concerto in G and Haydn’s Piano Concerto in G, complemented by arias of Martines, sung by Counter tenor Nicholas Garza & soprano Jendi Tarde.

With growing attention on women in music and revivals of the few females composers in history, Orchestra of New Spain brings to light an 18th century composer of Spanish paternal origin whose works were very well known in her day but have not survived in the modern repertoire. Martines had the great fortune of being mentored by the most famous opera librettist of all time, Pietro Metastasio, who lived with her family, and studying harpsichord with Haydn, her upstairs neighbour in a stately residence in Vienna. A highly cultivated woman as well as a fine harpsichordist, she gathered the finest minds to her courtly ‘salons,’ including Farinelli, Mozart and historian Charles Burney.

Orchestra of New Spain will present a program of orchestral works by Marianna Martines, and by Franz Josef Haydn. The program includes Martines’ Piano Concerto in G and Haydn’s Piano Concerto in G, complemented by arias of Martines, sung by Counter tenor Nicholas Garza & soprano Jendi Tarde.

With growing attention on women in music and revivals of the few females composers in history, Orchestra of New Spain brings to light an 18th century composer of Spanish paternal origin whose works were very well known in her day but have not survived in the modern repertoire. Martines had the great fortune of being mentored by the most famous opera librettist of all time, Pietro Metastasio, who lived with her family, and studying harpsichord with Haydn, her upstairs neighbour in a stately residence in Vienna. A highly cultivated woman as well as a fine harpsichordist, she gathered the finest minds to her courtly ‘salons,’ including Farinelli, Mozart and historian Charles Burney.

Orchestra of New Spain will present a program of orchestral works by Marianna Martines, and by Franz Josef Haydn. The program includes Martines’ Piano Concerto in G and Haydn’s Piano Concerto in G, complemented by arias of Martines, sung by Counter tenor Nicholas Garza & soprano Jendi Tarde.

With growing attention on women in music and revivals of the few females composers in history, Orchestra of New Spain brings to light an 18th century composer of Spanish paternal origin whose works were very well known in her day but have not survived in the modern repertoire. Martines had the great fortune of being mentored by the most famous opera librettist of all time, Pietro Metastasio, who lived with her family, and studying harpsichord with Haydn, her upstairs neighbour in a stately residence in Vienna. A highly cultivated woman as well as a fine harpsichordist, she gathered the finest minds to her courtly ‘salons,’ including Farinelli, Mozart and historian Charles Burney.

WHEN

WHERE

Zion Lutheran Church
6121 E. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75214
http://www.newspain.org/

TICKET INFO

$10-$30
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