Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Concerto Köln
Photo credit: Harald Hoffmann

Coolidge Auditorium

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Mayumi Hirasaki, Marcus Hoffman, Shunske Sato
and Evgeny Sviridov, violin soloists

The splendid Concerto Köln is one of the world’s most admired period instrument orchestras, known for clarity of sound and performances with a palpable sense of the dramatic. This “undeniably exciting” (New York Times) ensemble boasts an impressive range of musical interests, from Bach to Wagner—and a quartet of top-notch concertmasters, all four featured in this brilliant program of German and Italian concerti for the violin.

HANDEL

Concerto Grosso in F major, op. 6/2, HWV 320

J.S. BACH

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

VIVALDI

Concerto for Strings in A major, RV 158

LOCATELLI

Concerto for Four Solo Violins in F major, op. 4/12

HANDEL

Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in F major, op. 4/4, HWV 292

GEMINIANI

Concerto Grosso in D minor, “La Folia,” no. 12

VIVALDI

Concerto for Four Solo Violins in B minor, op. 3/10, RV 580

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion