Andrea Marcon, Conductor
The Venice Baroque Orchestra is one Europe's premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The orchestra's concert with violinist Robert McDuffie in Hodgson Hall in 2010 was perhaps the most memorable evening of the entire season. After an appearance at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, The Washington Post praised the group's "percolating energy and lithe, silvery tone." Another critic called their treatment of Vivaldi's Four Seasons "the freshest, most delightfully musical performance of the work I've ever heard." In their return to Hodgson Hall, the orchestra will play a program of Italian concertos for single and multiple instruments, including works featuring bassoon, flute, oboe, and cello soloists.
Veracini: Overture VI in G Minor for Two Oboes, Bassoon, and Strings
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1, HWV 319
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Recorder and Strings, RV 443
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, La follia
Bach: Overture No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor for Strings, RV 127
Telemann: Concerto in E Minor for Recorder, Flute, and Strings, TWV 52:e1
Pre-concert lecture begins forty-five minutes prior to the performance.