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Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Music of Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello

Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello, highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy-nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility” by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world’s most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm

“Joy and a sense of discovery are everywhere.” —London Times

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Program

Vivaldi: Sinfonia in C major for strings and basso continuo, RV 114
Vivaldi: Sinfonia in D minor for strings and basso continuo, RV 127
Vivaldi: Concerto for lute in D major, RV 93
Marcello: Sinfonia in G major for strings and basso continuo
Vivaldi: Double concerto for mandolin and recorder in G major, RV 532
Geminiani: Concerto grosso for strings in D minor, “La Follia”
Vivaldi: Concerto for mandolin in C major, RV 425
Paisiello: Concerto for mandolin in E-flat major
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, “Summer”, RV 315, from The Four Seasons

Program subject to change

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