Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Corelli - Concerto grosso in D Major, op. VI, No. 4
Galuppi - Concerto a quattro No. 2 in G Major
Avison - Concerto grosso No. 8 in E minor
Geminiani - Concerto grosso in D minor "La Follia"
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"Their tightly-wound rhythmic energy, evocative intrumental colors, and fiery technique breathed special life into this 'Seasons'." "...solo playing with panache and blazing style."
- Jonathan Blumhofer music review, Worcester Telegram & Gazette March 6, 2017
Richard Duckett of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette interviews soloist Gianpiero Zanocco HERE
Music Worcester dedicates this performance in memory of Dr. Paul E. Shannon, long-time subscriber, donor, and per-concert lecturer, who passed away in October 2016.
Pre-concert discussion led by art historian Antonella Doucette at 7pm in Washburn Hall.
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The Orchestra receives wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Korea,Taiwan and China. The Orchestra has appeared in many more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history. They also maintain the most frequent touring schedule to Asia.
Their performance in Worcester will showcase some of Baroque music's finest works, including pieces by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Galuppi.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra is supported by Fondazione Cassamarca in Treviso.
"The interpretations are vigorous and joyful. The Venice Baroque Orchestra ensemble works wonders. What else [do] you want?" -Archivio Historical, 2015