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.
Adriano in Siria: Sinfonia
Sinfonia in G major for Strings ("Il coro delle muse"), RV 149
Concerto for Violin in A major ("Con eco in lontano"), RV 552
Sinfonia in D minor
Flute Concerto in G major
Sonata a quattro violini e basso
Violin Concerto in C major, RV 189
Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 371
Additional Ticketing Information
Reserved seats not claimed by five minutes before the scheduled start of the event will be distributed to RUSH patrons. For more information about RUSH visit www.loc.gov/concerts/tickets.html
For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we still encourage attendance—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always able to be accommodated.
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