For Baroque music lovers, Venice is famous not only for gondoliers, but also for great composers. One 17th-century Venetian composer who has gradually come into her own is Barbara Strozzi, whose music will be showcased in "Venice," this Sunday's concert by Pegasus Early Music. According to Pegasus Artistic Director and lutenist Deborah Fox, the well-connected Strozzi published 175 songs, cantatas, and madrigals – more vocal pieces than any other Venetian composer. This feat takes into account such notable colleagues as Cavalli and Monteverdi, who will also be represented on the program.
Pegasus Early Music presents "Venice" on Sunday, November 4, 4 p.m. at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. Pre-concert talk at 3:15 p.m. $10-$28; free for grades 3-12. 703-3990. pegasusearlymusic.org