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In the Stacks: Forth From Her Pen, with Musica Spira

In the Stacks: Forth From Her Pen, with Musica Spira In-Person

Local early music ensemble Musica Spira will present a program of music by seventeenth-century Italian women who excelled as professional musicians in a variety of settings. Doors open at 6pm.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
George Peabody Library
Peabody campus
Registration has closed.


Isabella Leonarda and Lucrezia Vizzana spent their lives in convents, Francesca Caccini was the highest-paid musician at the Medici court, and Barbara Strozzi published cantatas that she performed in her father’s private salon. Although the contributions of women have often been overshadowed in our historical narratives, the musical works of these four women came to define the most important genres of the Baroque period. 

Enjoy an evening of music in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, along with a one-night only display of women-authored rare books from the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries Special Collections


Paula Maust, Musica Spira Artistic Director, Harpsichord

Grace Srinivasan, Musica Spira Artistic Director, Soprano

Amy Domigues, Viola da gamba

Crossley Hawn, Soprano

This event is free and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

Doors open at 6 pm.

  • Seats for registered attendees will be held until 6:20 and then will be released for open seating.
  • A standby line will begin at 5 pm and let additional people into the concert if seats are available after 6:20 pm.
  • We encourage patrons without advance registration to join the standby line. Most standbys are able to be accommodated.

In the Stacks, the George Peabody Library’s free community performance series, is back in Fall 2023 after a three-year hiatus, presenting informal and compelling live music experiences in Baltimore’s iconic “Cathedral of Books.” To learn more visit the In the Stacks webpage.