Venice Baroque Orchestra
Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Seniors (62+): $20
Children (0-18): $15
Bucknell Students (Limit 2): $10
Bucknell Employees (Limit 2): $15
Non-Bucknell College Students: $15
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Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO) is recognized as one of Europe's premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The Orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Japan.
Committed to the rediscovery of 17th and 18th-century masterpieces, VBO has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli's L'Orione, Vivaldi's Atenaide and Andromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello's La morte d'Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini's La Clementina. With Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra has staged Cimarosa's L'Olimpiade, Handel's Siroe, and Galuppi's L'Olimpiade, and reprised Siroe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in its first full staging in the United States.
Venice Baroque will perform:
- Vivaldi: Sonata in a minor for cello and basso continuo, RV 44
- Vivaldi: Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 565
- Vivaldi: Concerto in d minor for cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 405
- Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor for 2 cellos, strings and basso continuo, RV 531
- Boccherini: Sonata in C major for cello and basso continuo, n. 17 G 17
- Boccherini: Quintet in E flat major for two violins, viola, and two cellos, G 304
- Boccherini: Concerto n. 3 in G major for cello, strings, G 480
- Boccherini: Quintet in C major for two violins, viola, and two cellos, op. 30 n. 6