Early music by women kicks off Music at Mandel lunchtime series

A wide variety of forms will be presented in upcoming events

If you’re in need of a little sustenance for your body and soul, the Mandel Center for Humanities’ lunchtime music series may be for you.

Music at Mandel is meant to showcase the Brandeis’ music program and share it with the community. Performances are being held in the Mandel Atrium on select Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

These events are free and open to the public, and will be followed by a light lunch.

This semester's series kicked off on Wednesday with music from conductor Amelia LeClair, violinist Dana Maiben, harpsichordist Vivian Montgomery, Laury Gutierrez, the Boston early music chorus Cappella Clausura and La Donna Musicale of the Women’s Studies Research Center, performing choral, vocal and instrumental works of early women composers including Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, Chiara Cozzolani, Bianca Maria Media and Lucretia Vizzana.

On Nov. 14, the Lydian String Quartet will preview the program they’ll perform in Slosberg Music Center three days later, which includes Mozart’s Quartet in D minor, K. 421; Harold Meltzer’s “Aqua,” and Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.

A Middle East Ensemble directed by Professor Ann Lucas will perform on Dec. 5.

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