A humble orphanage in Venice became home to a music academy and orchestra famous throughout Europe.
Its young musicians were leading virtuosi of the day and feted well beyond Italy. Their leader was Antonio Vivaldi, who composed hundreds of violin concertos for his charges, including some of the most beloved music of the Baroque.
Leading violinist Sophie Rowell joins members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for a concert dedicated to some of the most spectacular of these concertos, including concerti for two and four violin soloists and the dazzling concerto Grosso Mogul.
Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Concerto Grosso Op.3 No 3: IV Allegro
Concerto for four violins RV550
Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.3
Violin Concerto in B-flat RV368
Concerto for two violins RV514
Violin Concerto in D RV208 Grosso Mogul
Sophie Rowell violin
William Hennessy director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Sunday 12 August 2018 2.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Premium $130 ($120 Concession)
A reserve $109 ($97 Concession)
B reserve $87 ($76 Concession)
C reserve $64 ($53 Concession)
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