Concerto Köln [CONCERT], Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Saturday, 29. February 2020

Concerto Köln
Mayumi Hirasaki, Marcus Hoffman, Shunske Sato and Evgeny Sviridov, violin soloistsABOUT THIS CONCERTThe splendid Concerto Köln is one of the world’s most admired period instrument orchestras, known for clarity of sound and performances with a palpable sense of the dramatic. This “undeniably exciting” (New York Times) ensemble boasts an impressive range of musical interests, from Bach to Wagner—and a quartet of top-notch concertmasters, all four featured in this brilliant program of German and Italian concerti for the violin. 

Pre-Concert Conversation with the ArtistsWhittall Pavilion, 6:30 pm

HANDELConcerto Grosso in F major, op. 6/2, HWV 320
J.S. BACHConcerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
VIVALDIConcerto for Strings in A major, RV 158
LOCATELLIConcerto for Four Solo Violins in F major, op. 4/12
HANDELConcerto for Organ and Strings in F major, op. 4/4, HWV 292
GEMINIANIConcerto Grosso in D minor, “La Folia,” no. 12
VIVALDIConcerto for Four Solo Violins in B minor, op. 3/10, RV 580

Additional Ticketing Information
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Concerto Köln [CONCERT]



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