Galileo's Daughters

  • Type of music played: Baroque
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 5-6
  • Fee range of programs: $5,000-$6,999
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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Sarah Pillow, soprano; Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba; guests Ronn McFarlane, lute and theorbo; Dava Sobel, storyteller
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Galileo, son of Vincenzio Galilei, a renowned lute player and composer in Renaissance Florence, was surrounded by music as a young man. Author Dava Sobel, against a dramatic video of the heavens by video artist Marc Wagnon, weaves commentary by astronomers and musicians through a concert of the avant-garde music of Galileo's time, performed by soprano Sarah Pillow and gamba player Mary Anne Ballard, with lutenist Ronn McFarlane as Vincenzio Galilei. 
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Sarah Pillow
Booking Contact Address: 
456 West 49th Street
Address cont.: 
3rd Floor
Booking Contact City: 
New York
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Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
212 333 5812
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Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Orpheus in Italy: Music in the Age of Galileo   The Art of Improvisation: Baroque and Jazz Planetarium lecture by Ms. Sobel, accompanied by music from the time of Galileo
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th-Century Science and Music
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
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