Concert Programs

Baroque Sinfonia Concert Program

October 7, 2022
8:00 p.m.

The Baroque Sinfonia, USC Thornton’s early music ensemble directed by Rotem Gilbert and Jason Yoshida, presents, “Concerto delle Donne: Music by and for Women in early Baroque Italy,” featuring compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and Isabella Leonarda.


“Gagliarda del Conte Fabio”
“Gloria in altissimis Deo”

Gasparo Zanetti (Milan, 1645)
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (Venice, 1650)


Zanetti (Milan, 1645)

Sonata á 4

Giovanni Paolo Cima (Milan, 1610)

Prologue, La Liberazione di Ruggiero

Francesca Caccini (Florence, 1625)

“Canzon Terza á 4 viole da Brazzo”

Giovanni Battista Buonamente (Venice, 1626)

“Le tre Gratie a Venere”

Barbara Strozzi (Venice, 1644)

“T’amo mia vita”

Luzzascho Luzzaschi (Ferrara, 1601)

“Fan battaglia I miei pensieri”

Francesco Corbetta (Bologna, 1639)
Luigi Rossi (Bologna, 1646)

Sonata Decima, Opus 16

Isabella Leonarda (Bologna, 1692)

“O Caeli cives”

Cozzolani (Venice, 1650)

About the Artists

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia is an ensemble of period instruments and voices specializing in music from the late 16th through the mid-18th centuries. Founded in 1986 by James Tyler, the ensemble is currently led by early music program director Adam Knight Gilbert and Rotem Gilbert. The Baroque Sinfonia consists of graduate students majoring in early music, graduate students of modern instruments and classical voice minoring in early music, and a small but growing number of undergraduate students, all performing four different programs each year. With the support of scholarships from the Colburn Foundation and funds from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Thornton Baroque Sinfonia has won the Early Music America Collegium Grant in 2008 and every year from 2011 to 2022, travelling to the Berkeley, Boston, and Bloomington Early Music Festivals. The ensemble’s recording of British broadside ballads “D’ye Hear the News,” supported by the USC-EMSI for the Yale University Press, can be heard online at iTunes U. Its performances have been heard on National Public Radio and can be enjoyed on YouTube. Current members and alumni perform, research, and teach around the world.


Generous scholarship support for the members of the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia is provided by the Colburn Foundation. We are also grateful for generous scholarship support from the Rutherford Fund, established by our dear late friend and donor Bill Rutherford. Special thanks to our generous friends and donors Tom Rosenthal, Bob Attiyeh and Mike Rosell. Finally, we would like to offer a very special thanks to Sharon Lilly for her continued generous donation to the Thornton Early Music Program.

This concert is made possible with generous support for the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. For more information, go to: