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La Donna Musicale is a non-profit research, education, and performance organization devoted exclusively to the discovery, preservation, and promotion of sacred and secular music by women composers. The ensemble uses period instruments and historically-informed performance practice to present the work of women composers from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, as well as contemporary works. The ensemble includes voices, strings, flute, harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ. Under the leadership of founding director Laury Gutiérrez, the ensemble translates the concept of historical performance into delightful live and recorded music. Concerts have featured modern world premieres of works by 17th and 18th century composers: Antonia Bembo, Anna Bon, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Maria Xaviera Peruchona, Julie Pinel, and Caterina Assandra, among others. Each of La Donna Musicale’s three ground-breaking CDs of music by Antonia Bembo and Julie Pinel have received national and international accolades.