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La Serenissima: Vivaldi x2 Squared – Double Concertos

Saturday 11 February 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Concerto for 2 flutes, strings & continuo in C, RV 533
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in G, RV 516
Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in C, RV 534
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in B♭, RV 524
Concerto for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 531
Concerto ‘Il Proteo ò il Mondo al Rovescio’ for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, violin, cello, harpsichord strings & continuo in F, RV 572


La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler Director/Violin

Baroque Venice was a city of doubles – of shimmering reflections and masked revellers. And since nothing succeeds like excess, when Vivaldi wrote concertos for two soloists, the results were spectacular: a carnival of colour, illusion and sparkling sonic conversation. La Serenissima takes its name (and its no-holds-barred flamboyance) from Venice, and today, under the direction of its charismatic founder Adrian Chandler, it twists the musical kaleidoscope with double concertos for cellos, oboes, flutes and violins, plus a colourful ensemble concerto inspired by the shape-shifting river-god Proteus. Hearing is believing…

Dates, Times & Book

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

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