The Baroque Concert

03/04/2016, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center map


Come with us to Italy of the 18th century when she gave us the power and beauty of the baroque in music and art. Italians and foreigners all came under the spell of the lively and deeply affecting melodic and harmonic adventures of this new style. This concert explores the length of Italy with the Neapolitan Porpora to the Venetian Vivaldi. Telemann pays homage to the water gods of Roman mythology and even Mozart sets the story of his witty opera in Naples!

Nicola Porpora
Overture to Arianna in Nasso
Leonardo Leo Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D minor
Unico Wilhelm Van Wassenaer Concerto No. 2
Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in C Major
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos and Orchestra in G minor
Telemann Water Music Overture
Mozart Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte


John Varineau, Conductor  |  Alicia Eppinga, Principal Cello  |  Jeremy Crosmer, Assistant Principal Cello

Series Sponsor: 
Alicia Eppinga holds the Richard and Helen DeVos Chair   |  Jeremy Crosmer's chair is sponsored by George H. and Barbara A. Gordon