LUMINA specializes in discovering and performing music that is rarely heard. Ranging from medieval gems to masterpieces of the Renaissance and later, LUMINA has also established a niche nurturing Australian composers, including performing dozens of world premieres.
900 Years of Women Composers
SADLY, THIS CONCERT IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN IN SA. STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES.
Come hear the stories of women composers from the past nine centuries. From struggles and triumphs, to anguish and musical delight…
Two narrators tell the stories, with delicate accompaniment by lutenist Tim Kersten and Meg and Ellie Pope on strings.
We start in the medieval era with C12 visionary Hildegard of Bingen & C13 Comtessa de Dia, then moving to the Renaissance with Maddalena Casulana and Vittoria Aleotti.
Next stop the Baroque with music by Lucretia Vizzana and Barbara Strozzi; then Romantic composers Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schumann, Melanie Bonis and Catharina van Rennes.
We end with contemporary works celebrating Australian landscape and culture by Anna Pope, Rachel Sag & Saam Thorne.