The Vivaldi Project
Saturday, March 10 at 8pm
Praised for its brilliant and expressive playing, The Vivaldi Project, co-directed by Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial, is dedicated to presenting innovative programs of Baroque and Classical string repertoire that combine scholarship and performance to both educate and delight audiences. The period instrument ensemble takes its name from the virtuoso violinist and innovative composer Antonio Vivaldi in recognition of his pivotal position between earlier Baroque and later Classical composers (those well known and beloved as well as those rarely heard). The Vivaldi Project is a 2018 recipient of the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Foundation in support of its educational video project. www.thevivaldiproject.org
Selections in the program include Sonata in D major, B.36 by Johann Christian Bach and Divertimento in D major by Franz Joseph Haydn.
“This is superb playing that will certainly lead to a renewed interest in the genre . . . highly recommended.” —FANFARE MAGAZINE
“The pieces here are stylish, charming and full of inventive writing . . . The performances are superb—sensitive and vital.” —COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, Top 5 Pick
“The repertoire is charming, and the playing, on original instruments, is superb. This is lovely music, beautifully played, and deserves to be heard much more often.” —STRINGS MAGAZINE