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International Woman of Mystery

International Woman of Mystery

Born in Venice, Antonia Padoani Bembo showed prodigious talent as a singer, staged a daring escape from a violent marriage with the help of a globetrotting guitar virtuoso, and made her way to Paris, where she lived and composed under the protection of King Louis XIV. Soprano Danielle Sampson joins violinist Linda Melsted, cellist Annabeth Shirley, and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky to shed some light on the life, times, and music of this exceptional woman.

April 14, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Duration 2h

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Danielle Sampson


About Danielle Sampson

Highlights of soprano Danielle Sampson’s last season include a performance of Spanish, Cuban, and Guatemalan music with Pacific MusicWorks, Bach’s Magnificat and Wachet Auf with Early Music Vancouver, her debut with SF Soundbox performing in Ashley Fure’s Shiver Lung, and Seattle Opera’s The Combat. Danielle has appeared with Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of […]

Linda Melsted


About Linda Melsted

The passionate artistry of violinist Linda Melsted has won the hearts of audiences across North America, Europe, and Japan. Currently concertmaster of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist, member, and leader of many outstanding ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Philharmonia Baroque, and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Linda is […]

Romaric Pokorny


About Romaric Pokorny

Romaric Pokorny, (baroque viola) is an avid chamber music player, performing with the Oceana String Quartet, SCREE! String Quintet, and especially the Rocoempo Trio, alongside his brothers. He also performs with Seattle’s Pacific MusicWorks, SeattleMusic, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, among others. A native of France, he received his early musical training there, studying at the […]

Annabeth Shirley


About Annabeth Shirley

Cellist Annabeth Shirley has performed across the US and Europe in concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Cantata Profana, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Bourbon Baroque, and as a fringe artist in the Utrecht Oudemuziek Festival. She has worked with directors Robert Levin, Rachel Podger, Jos van Veldhoven, Leonardo García Alarcón, […]

Henry Lebedinsky


About Henry Lebedinsky

Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord) performs internationally on harpsichord, organ, and clavichord, both as a soloist and with Pacific MusicWorks, Agave Baroque, and The Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. He has appeared with The Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Charlotte Symphony, and Seraphic Fire, among others, and has taught master classes and workshops […]