Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Europa Galante

Coolidge Auditorium

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Founded by the brilliant violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi, Italy’s Europa Galante is one of the world’s most admired period performance ensembles, particularly known for masterly performances of the music of Antonio Vivaldi. The concert highlights two of his dazzlingly imaginative Concerti dell’ Addio, the Farewell Concertos written in the final year of his life, and works by Venetian and Viennese contemporaries who may have influenced him.

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, this concert honors Nicholas Longworth, former Speaker of the House, 1925-1931. A gifted violinist with a love for music of the Italian Baroque, he served as president of the Friends of Music at the Library of Congress.    

GALUPPI

Adriano in Siria: Sinfonia

VIVALDI

Sinfonia in G major for Strings (“Il coro delle muse”), RV 149
Concerto for Violin in A major (“Con eco in lontano”), RV 552

REUTTER

Sinfonia in D minor

HOLZBAUER

Flute Concerto in G major

REINHARDT

Sonata a quattro violini e basso

VIVALDI

Violin Concerto in C major, RV 189
Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 371