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General Public: $30

Museum Member: $25,50

34 and under: $15


Pallade Musica - The Circle of Queen Christina

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Pallade Musica harnesses the pomp and splendour of one of the most fascinating female patrons of the 17th Century, Queen Christina of Sweden. She represents the power of women to shape and influence the arts and her own life continues to fascinate us with a complex story that touches upon notions of gender roles (including masculine dress), unconventional lifestyles, cultural identities, and religious fervour. Unusually well-educated and music-loving, Queen Christina of Sweden became the employer of an orchestra in Rome, led by violinist Carlo Ambrogio Lonati, and also employed other superstar musicians including lutenist Lelio Colista, violinist Archangelo Corelli, and cellist Giovanni Lulier. Christina's love of music and support of the greatest musicians of her time gave them the prestige and reputation needed to launch a successful career in Rome.

In collaboration with Pallade Musica

Covid-19 | Discover the adapted seating plan and measures

General Public: $30

Museum Member: $25,50

34 and under: $15

Friday February 11, 2022 at 07:30 pm


Tanya LaPerrière, violin
Guillaume Villeneuve, violin
Elinor Frey, cello
Esteban La Rotta, theorbo
Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord


Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (1745 - 1712)
Sinfonia à 3 in D Major
Violin sonata no. 1 in D minor 
Archangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
Trio Sonata in F Major
Giovanni Lorenzo Lulier (“Giovannino del violone”) (1662 -1700)
Amor, di che tu vuoi: II. Aria “I begli occhi del mio bene” (transcribed for violin and cello)
Lelio Colista (1629 - 1680)
Sinfonia à 3 in A Minor (W-K 30)
Sonata in F Major for cello and basso continuo
Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 1, no. 9
Sinfonia à 3 in G Minor


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