Venice Baroque Orchestra: Baroque Concertos

Vivaldi and the Apotheosis of the Concerto in the 18th Century

Originating from the hometown of Antonio Vivaldi, Venice Baroque Orchestra has appeared in more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history. This prestigious 18-member ensemble will add Pittsburgh to the list with a blockbuster program of five concertos and two sinfonias by Vivaldi, including his famous recorder concerto “Il Gardellino” or “The Goldfinch” (RV 428) and his double concerto for two cellos adapted for cello and violin (RV 531). Also on the program is Francesco Geminiani’s catchy, crowd-pleasing concerto grosso in D minor, “La Follia.”

Anna Fusek (recorder)
Giampiero Zanocco (violin)
Massimo Raccanelli (cello)