Sally Bruce-Payne mezzo-soprano
Adrian Chandler director/violin
Sinfonia to L’Incoronazione di Dario RV 700
‘Io sento in questo seno’ from Arsilda RV 700
‘Ferri, ceppi, sangue, morte’ from L’Incoronazione di Dario RV 719
‘Sentirò fra ramo’ from L’Incoronazione di Dario RV 719
Concerto ‘Il Grosso Mogul’ for violin, strings & continuo RV 208
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat RV 367
‘Quel rossor ch’in volto miri’ from Motezuma RV 723
‘In mezzo alla procella’ from Motezuma RV 723
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in C RV 191
A sparkling opening to our Winter Festival of dramatic arias and flickering baroque harmonies. La Serenissima explores two sides of Vivaldi: the energetic young man and the older, crafty composer adapting to fit fashionable Neapolitan tastes as music from early opera successes is contrast with sophisticated concertos from later in his career.
6.00pm – 6.30pm | Free to concert ticket holders.
Stravinsky supposedly said “Vivaldi did not write 400 concertos; he wrote one concerto 400 times.” La Serenissima director Adrian Chandler introduces the evening’s programme by discussing the man and music behind this myth.