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La Serenissima: Vivaldi and Brescianello – A Tale of Two Fiddlers

Friday 11 February 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme

Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in G RV 516
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor RV 531
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in D RV 513
Brescianello – Sinfonia No 5 in F
Brescianello – Concerto for Violin No 5 in C minor
Brescianello – Overture in A

Performers

La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler Director/Violin

La Serenissima is the UK’s leading exponent of the music of eighteenth-century Venice. Praised for its ‘all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project’ (Gramophone), La Serenissima has uncovered a plethora of neglected music, making it available to all through live performance, recording and outreach. Uniquely, the group’s entire repertoire is edited from source material.

Founded in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima is recognised for its outstanding recording catalogue which is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Scala Radio and internationally. The group’s work has been selected for major advertising campaigns (Versace, 2018) and film (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2020). La Serenissima has won two Gramophone Awards: for The French Connection (2010) and The Italian Job (2017); in 2018 album Vivaldi X2 topped the UK Classical Chart. New release Behind Closed Doors was hailed by BBC Music Magazine with a double 5 star review:

The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating. Chandler’s solo violin playing is articulate, warm-toned and communicative … A rewarding issue.”

La Serenissima performs across the UK and internationally. It has given the first UK performance of Brescianello’s opera Tisbe (2018) and the modern premiere of Caldara’s opera Lucio Papirio Dittatore (2019). In 2021, the group performed in Wigmore Hall’s live-stream series and has since delighted live audiences across the UK.

La Serenissima is proud to have as its Honorary Patron, His Excellency The Italian Ambassador to the UK.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 11 Feb 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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