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Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.

A Woman's World: Women Composers of the Baroque, Mon 03/08/21 @ 12pm

Women who composed during the 17th and 18th centuries included courtesans and courtiers, nuns and entrepreneurs. Their ranks included Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi, and Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.

Find out more about these composers and hear their music in the program “A Woman’s World: Women Composers of the Baroque” featuring performances from a concert by Pegasus Early Music, recorded at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester by Alembic Productions

Hosted by WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami, A Woman's World: Women Composers of the Baroque? airs Monday, March 8, 2021 at noon on Classical 91.5.

The performers include soprano Laura Heimes; violinist Dongmyung Ahn and Daniel Lee; Emily Walhout on gamba; Michael Beattie on harpsichord, and Deborah Fox on theorbo. 

Mona Seghatoleslami
Mona Seghatoleslami is the Music Director, host and producer on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. She also hosts the lunchtime concert series Live From Hochstein Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., interviews musicians, produces special programs, and works on any project she can find that helps connect people and music in our community through WXXI.