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Harmonie Universelle presents a concert of Italian vocal music from around the year 1600, music composed for and performed by the world-renowned "Concerto delle Donne" — the Consort of Ladies — at the ducal court of Ferrara. This ensemble of three sopranos inspired the work of some of the foremost composers of the time, the cream of the Italian madrigalists like Luzzassco Luzzasschi, Giaches de Wert and songwriters like Giulio Caccini and Barbara Strozzi. Three of Atlanta's finest sopranos, Francisca Vanherle, Wanda Yang Temko and Arietha Lockhart, all skilled practioners of "early music" join together for the first time to sing music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrarra. Harmonie Universelle is an ensemble specializing in the performance of 17th and 18th century music on instruments as they were in those times, and also is active in performing and commissioning newly-composed music for Baroque instruments.