Welcome Back, Vivaldi
is postponed at this time.
Please see the statement from Executive Director Angela Young Smucker on our home page for further information.
Welcome Back, Vivaldi:
Revisiting Forgotten Treasures
We're wrapping up our 2019/20 season just as we did two seasons ago... with our dear friend Vivaldi!
It will be a thrill-ride from the first note!
The TCB Chamber Ensemble will be led by concertmaster and violinist Martin Davids. The program features company mezzo-soprano and co-founder Angela Young Smucker, applauded for her “impassioned, virtuosic” singing (Chicago Classical Review), performing five arias from the Vivaldi opera, which received its U.S. premiere just 40 years ago.
Approx. running time 90 minutes
Arias presented with English supertitles
Concerto for Strings in C Major
TCB will open the program with this exuberant piece. A virtuosic showpiece for strings... You won't want to miss a single note!
Aria: Nel profondo
Marilyn Horne sang the title role in the 1980 US premiere of Orlando furioso with the Dallas Opera. The performance below is from a 1990 release with the San Francisco Opera.
Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano
Martin Davids, concertmaster & violin
Pauline Kempf, violin
Elizabeth Hagen, viola
Anna Steinhoff, cello
Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord
Brandon Acker, theorbo
All works by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Arias from Orlando furioso, RV 728
Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 110
Aria: Nel profondo (Orlando)
Trio Sonata Op.1, No.1 in G Minor, RV 73
Aria: Così potessi anch’io (Alcina)
Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, RV 43
Concert for Strings in G Minor, RV 157
Aria: Taci, non ti lagnar (Bradamante)
Aria: Poveri affetti miei, siete innocenti (Angelica)
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, RV 31
Aria: Sorge l’irato nembo (Orlando)