The Wilson Center is excited to welcome one of the very finest period instrument ensembles for its first Milwaukee-area performance in more than five years. Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces. Under Mr. Marcon’s leadership, VBO has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione; Vivaldi’s Atenaide, Andromeda liberate; Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica; and Boccherini’s La Clementina. Highly unusual for a Baroque ensemble, in its 2013-2014 season, VBO premiered a major contemporary work in the U.S., Philip Glass’s violin concerto, The American Four Seasons—which included a Wilson Center performance!
The program for VBO’s premiere performance at the Wilson Center will include Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. VI, No. 4; Galuppi’s Concerto a Quattro No. 2 in G Major; Avison’s Concerto Grosso No. 8 in E Minor; Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso for Strings in D Minor; and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
IN THE NEWS:
Kennedy Center hosts a brilliantly HIP performance of Vivaldi (The Washington Post, February 14, 2017)