About Us

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Described as being able to “draw musical traditions of the past and present into renewed conversations about the importance of life and values,” Musica Spira (Music Breathes) was founded in 2016. Their mission is to capture the essence of life’s stories with innovative musical programming that makes baroque music relevant to issues in contemporary society. Co-directors Grace Srinivasan (soprano) and Paula Maust (harpsichord and organ), both Peabody graduates, manage the ensemble and hire additional artists for programs as needed. Based in the Baltimore, MD-Washington, D.C. area, they present a diverse array of engaging programs each season. Recent concerts included “But They Are at Peace: Music for the Feast of All Souls,” “The Women Who Took the Stage,” “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women Who Defied the Odds,” “Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque,” and “In Pursuit of Fidelity.”

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