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Upcoming from the Vivaldi Project


Artists in Residence for the Moravian Music Foundation

Winston Salem

Performances October 12th and May 16th

The Music House

Greenville, NC

October 13th

The University of Virginia

Nov. 3rd

Midwest Tour

Ohio University

Nov. 14th

Athens Community Music school workshop

Nov. 13th

Tippicanoe Chamber Music Society

Nov. 17th

Butler University

Nov. 18th

North Carolina HIP Festival

Mallarme Music

Feb. 21st

Baroque & Beyond

Feb. 23rd

Cornell University 

March 14th

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

March 20th


Past Concerts and Engagements

Sunday April 14 @ 4:00pm

Church of the Holy Comforter

543 Beulah Road NE, Vienna, VA 

Discovering The Classical String Trio

featuring works from Vol. 4 (soon to be released) of The Vivaldi Project's series exploring the neglected string trio genre


String trios by Haydn, Maddalena Sirmen, J.C. Bach, Boccherini, and Simon Le Duc


Admission free with suggested donations to support the church’s music program and concert series


Pawling Concert Series

50th Anniversary Series

Friday, Dec. 15th @ 8:00

Tickets and Information


Laura Heimes, Soprano

Elizabeth Field, violin

Allison Nyquist, violina

Stephanie Vial, cello

William Simms, Theorbo

Jennifer Streeter, Harpsichord

The Vivaldi Project with Clarinetist Dominic Giardino

Saturday, September 23rd @ 3:00 pm
Viennese Clarinet quartets by Hoffmeister, Andreas Goepfert, and Mozart
Person Hall, UNC Chapel Hill  Individual Tickets

Sunday, September 24th @ 6:00
Lecture recital : Clarinet quartet by A. Goepfert & Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet
The Moravian Music Foundation in Old Salem  Free Open House

Tuesday, September 26th @ 7:30
Mozart’s clarinet quintet (with violinist David Sariti)
UNC’s William S. Newman Series, Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
(concert will also include the Brahms clarinet quintet performed on modern instruments) Tickets and Information

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The Vivaldi Project

The repertoire is charming and the playing, on period instruments, is superb. Strings Magazine

Sunday, May 2nd

Emerson Avenue Salon   

Part 2, Demystifying Baroque Performance style

Sunday, Feb. 12th at 3:00 pm

Baroque & Beyond

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Chapel Hill, NC

Novelty and Familiarity
The 18th century string trio


The title of this program sums up the the 18th century string trio, which is at once brand new and wonderfully familiar—an extensive body of works, mostly unknown to modern audiences, yet written in a language we know and love. As part of the 2022 North Carolina HIP Festival, the Vivaldi Project presents a program which includes the modern premiere of a trio by Maddalena Sirmen (from Duke’s Rubenstein rare book and manuscript Library) as well as one of the beloved op. 9 trios by Beethoven.

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Chamber Music in the Saal

May 12 and May 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 W. Church St.

String Trios by Maddalena Sirmen, Simon Leduc, Luigi Boccherini,

Haydn, and Beethoven


Other events to hear us as we prepare for

Discovering the Classical String Trio, volume 4

Sunday, May 19th

Emerson Avenue Salon

7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 22

Carol Woods

Chapel Hill

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Sunday April 3rd, Tuesday April 5th 

Friends of Music       

Shepherdstown, WV

String Trios by Sirmen, Hofman, Beethoven, and more

Thursday, April 7th

Midtown Concerts New York, NY

From Vienna with Love

In a continuation of The Vivaldi Project's exploration of little-known classical string trios, Leopold Hoffman's Trio O Divertimento in C Major will be paired with Beethoven's String Trio in D Major, Op 9. No 2. This particular Beethoven trio has been less frequently performed than the 1st and 3rd in this opus, perhaps as it was considered a 'stylistic throwback'. But, this trio is a vital and captivating work. Hoffman was regarded by his Viennese contemporaries as one of the most important and influential musicians of his generation. This program seeks to be a total immersion in early Viennese style.

​​Sunday, April 10th

Lebanon Valley College 

Trio performance and Workshop


Sunday, March 20th at 3:00

Baroque and Beyond       

Chapel Hill, NC

Music by Hofman, Sirmen, Antes, and Wranitzky

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From Venice to Vienna
Music by Sirmen, Zannetti, and Wranitzky

Thursday, April 8th at 1:15-2:00

Midtown Concerts

Free Online Event

Join us post viewing for live discussion

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 944 7426 5453

Live video from the Midtown Concert Series in NY, NY  April 7, 2022




Music at Home

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm

Gray Auditorium

Old Salem Visitor's Center

Winston-Salem, NC

A program of works by composers collected in the Moravian Music Archive.  Featuring a string trio by Moravian composer John Antes, and two sole surviving works by Ignaz Klausek and Joseph Hofmann,  Works also by J.C. Bach, Zannetti, Beethoven, and Hoffmeister

The Vivaldi Project partners with




Chamber Players for the

NC HIP Festival 2020

From Venice to Vienna

Sunday, February 9th at 3:00pm

Nelson Music Room

Duke University East Campus


String Trios by Vivaldi, Maddalena Sirmen, Leopold Hoffman, F.A. Hoffmeister, Paul Wranitsky, and Beethoven

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The Vivaldi Project joins fortepianist Andrew Willis for a short residency at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Workshop, Master Classes, and Performances

Tuesday Feb. 18th at 7:30pm

Wygal Recital Hall

Longwood University

Wednesday Feb. 19th 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


The Vivaldi Project

partners with Alchymy Viols

"Time's Up . . . Stop Fretting"

Saturday, September 21st at 7:30 pm

The Mill Bloomington

Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00pm

Indianapolis Propylaeum Carriage House

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Performance and Interview with John Clare for WBAA.

Sunday, September 8th at 4:00pm

Central Moravian Church


73 West Church St. 
Bethlehem, PA 

A program of works by composers collected in the Moravian Music Archive.  Featuring a string trio by Moravian composer John Antes, and two sole surviving works by Ignaz Klausek and Joseph Hofmann,  Works also by J.C. Bach, Zannetti, Beethoven, and Hoffmeister

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Bridging the Baroque

Discovering the Classical String Trio 

Works by Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Hofmann,

Campioni, Haydn, and Antes

St. Phillip's Church

Charleston, SC | Tickets available online

Furman University (10/18/19)

Greenville, SC

Workshop with String Orchestra

Performance Practice techniques and Handel's Messiah



Gotham Early Music Scene

Midtown Concerts

Canceled due to Hurricane Florence

Thursday, September 13th at 1:15pm

Classical String Trios by J.C. Bach, Campioni, Haydn, and Bréval

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church, 50th St. and Park Avenue.


Concert and CD Release Party

September 8th at 7:00

The Chapel Restoration

Cold Spring, New York

Reception and CD celebration to follow

The Chapel Refectory

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With Richard Price of Candlewood Digital (left) and Robert LaPorta of MSR (right)

“The Vivaldi Project wow'd the Midtown Concert series audience on Thursday with little-known gems from the Classical period.” —GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 1:15-2:00

Midtown Concerts

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Vivaldi Project returns to Midtown Concerts, opening the 2019-2020 season with its continued exploration of little-known Classical String Trios.  Works by Sammartini, J.C. Bach, John Antes, Beethoven, and Hoffmeister

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Lecture at Blair School of Music

Concert and Lecture

October 24th at 10:00am

The History of The Classical String Trio

Belmont University Department of Music

October 24th at 12:15pm

Vanderbilt University

Workshop for the String Technique and Literature Class


Celebrating the Trio

October 25th at 7:30 pm

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3201 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN  37215


Made possible by a gift from the Margaret Besser Family Trust, in memory of Margaret Besser and Kristen Adair Jacobs.


Workshops at Belmont

Salon Series

Shepherd University Department of Music

Thursday, Dec. 6th at 7:30 pm

Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Arts Center

Shepherdstown, WV


Les Goûts-Réunis

A Celebration of French and Italian Styles

Friday, Dec. 14th at 8:00

St. George's Episcopal Church
915 North Oakland Street | Arlington, VA
Tickets at the door: $20/$10 students
Sunday, December 16th at 4:00
Person Recital Hall
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Music by Leclair, Barrière, Rebel, Couperin, Corelli, Bononcini, Caldara, and Vivaldi

Saturday Dec. 15th at 10:00am

Masterclass with Elisabeth Wright on

The art of basso-continuo playing


Working with the kids attending the Greencastle Summer Enrichment Camp

June 26th

Greencastle Summer Music Festival Greencastle, IN


June 3-6, 2018

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI) offers performers and students the opportunity to study historical performance practices using their own modern instruments.
Chamber Music, Baroque Dance Classes, Baroque Techniques Classes, Keyboard figured bass instruction, Faculty and participant performances
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Shepherd University
Saturday, January 20th at 7:30pm
Shipley Recital Hall at the Frank Center
Shepherdstown, WV
Sweet Briar College (facebook link)
Sunday, January 21st
Concert, 4:00 pm
Lecture, 6:30-7-30
Post-concert lecture about what it means to use period instruments and play in an historically informed style.
Discovering the Classical String Trio: works by J.C. Bach, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, Gossec, Giuseppe Cambini, and J.B. Breval
Saturday, February 10th 8:45am-1:45pm
The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments at the Duke University String School
Baroque performance practice workshops with the Intermediate, Concert and Youth Orchestras of the Duke String School. 
Sunday, February 11th at 3:00
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
The Art of Musical Conversation
With special guest, harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright

Elizabeth Field, violin

Allison Nyquist, violin

Stephanie Vial, cello

Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello


The Vivaldi Project explores some of the different ways that 18th-century composers sought to incorporate the important Art of Conversation into their compositions---the dialogue between individual musical voices as well as between the musicians and the audience. The program features two great programmatic works, François Couperin's L’apothéose de Corelli and C.P.E. Bach's dialogue between a cheerful and melancholy man, Sanguineus und Melancholicus. Also on the program, a trio sonata by Corelli and Antonio Caldara's cello Concerto per Camera in D minor.

Hendersonville Chamber Music
Sunday March 4th at 3:00​


1735 Fifth Avenue

West. Hendersonville, NC

Havre De Grace Arts Collective

Saturday March 10th at 8:00

121 N. Union Ave., HdG, MD 21078

The Moravian Chamber Music Legacy

Friday, March 9th at 7:30pm

St. George's Episcopal Church
915 North Oakland Street | Arlington, VA
Tickets at the door: $20/$10 students
Including string trios by J.C. Bach, John Antes, Ignaz Klausek, Gossec, and a string quintet by Johann Friedrich Peter
Believing music to be an essential part of life, the Moravians fostered an environment that encouraged not only devotional and secular composition, but also the preservation of thousands of works by the best-known and most beloved European composers of their day.  A strong part of this legacy left by the Moravian settlers in the US during the first half of the 18th century lies in the wealth of chamber music painstakingly copied by hand, and which would otherwise be lost.  The Vivaldi Project presents works by composers featured in the Moravian Music Foundation collection, including the string trio by Ignaz Klausek, unknown in any other copy in the world.

Landfall Grant Concert

Elizabeth Field, violin
Stephanie Vial, cello
Anne Trout, bass
Music by Stradella,  
Caldara, Breval,
and others
Sunday, May 6th at 4 p.m.
Odeon Chamber Music Series
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
3241 Brush Drive | Falls Church, VA 
Saturday May 5th at 3:00 pm
Concerts from Kirkwood 
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church 
8336 Carrleigh Parkway | Springfield VA

Musical Conversations in Salons Dorés

April 14 at 7:30 pm

Salon Doré

George Washington University

Flagg Building

500 17th St, NW

Washington, DC  20006

Stanley and Evelyn Yeskel Concert Series

With Karen Ahlquist, Scholar

Reception to follow

Salem Bach Festival
 Vivaldi Project directors Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial team up with Magnolia Baroque

Saturday, October 1  |  7:30 pm  |  Home Moravian Church

Sunday, October 2  |  3:00 pm  |  James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center

Saturday November 4th
The 2017-18 Season marks the Vivaldi Project’s 10th year as a 501(c)3 non-profit.  We will celebrate with a gala event in the Fall, featuring joyous music, food, and wine and information about our upcoming recording, performing, education and outreach projects.
McLean Public High School Orchestra

Multiple coaching sessions throughout October with McLean High School's three orchestras: Concert Orchestra, Symphonic and Sinfonia Orchestras, and Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Vivaldi Project explores the important Italian influence on the mid-18th century String Trio. Beginning with J.S. Bach's appreciation for Italian contrapuntal techniques and concertante styles, and his youngest son, J.C. Bach's love of Italian opera, the Vivaldi Project brings to life the richly varied, yet overlooked Classical string trio as it emerges from the Baroque trio sonata.  Works by members of the Bach family are performed alongside those of Vivaldi, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, and others revealing an abiding love for all things Italian. 
For the Love of All Things Italian
Thursday, November 2, 6:15 pm
Annapolis Bach Series
St. Anne's Church 
Church Circle | Annapolis, MD
No tickets: "Come as you are, pay as you can"
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 
St. George's Episcopal Church
915 North Oakland Street | Arlington, VA
Tickets at the door: $20/$10 students

Discovering MORE Classical String Trios

June 9th at 7:30

with John O'Brien, flute

The Music House, Greenville, NC

June 10 at 7:30

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Durham

Suggested Donation $15

 June 14th at 2:00

Goethe Institute BEMF Fringe event

August 19th

Carolina Summer Music Festival, Winston-Salem

August 20th

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum​

Works by J.C. Bach, Johann Ignaz Klausek, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, F.J. Gossec, J.B. Breval, and Alessandro Rolla.  

To be recorded in September as part of Discovering the Classical String Trio, Vol. 2

Following upon the critical acclaim for their recent CD, Discovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 1, The Vivaldi Project brings to life another set of richly varied, yet overlooked classical string trios.  Program includes selections from works by both lesser-known composers such as C. A. Campioni, Ignaz Klauseck, F. J. Gossec, J.B. Breval, and Alessandro Rolla, as well as the more familiar names of J.C. Bach and Haydn.  Read More Reviews

March 10-11, 2017
EMMI Residency at Lebanon Valley College
Orchestra session, chamber music coaching,
and private lessons

Thursday, September 22nd at 1:15pm

Midtown Concerts

Classical String Trios by J.C. Bach, Haydn, Boccherini and Campioni

sponsored by Gotham Early Music Scene

340 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-A, New York, NY 10025


“The Vivaldi Project wow'd the Midtown Concert series audience on Thursday with little-known gems from the Classical period.”  GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Baroque Bonanza II

June 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church | 301 A Street SE | Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Field, violin

Allison Edberg, violin

Stephanie Vial, cello

Anne Trout, bass

William Simms, theorbo and guitar

Featuring the Caldara cello concerto in D minor, an orchestral trio by Christian Cannabich, as well as works from our newly released CD and by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi. Sadly, the Maggini bass is still being restored.  But come hear about the process and its progress.

The Vivaldi Project in Residence at

The University of Virginia

September 3-5 

Reading between the lines:

Baroque Performance Practice on Modern Intruments

September 4, 2015-3:00pm

113 Old Cabell Hall



September 5, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Old Cabell Hall

$10 general / $5 students / Free for UVa students who reserve in advance

Rediscovering the Classical String Trio: works by J.C. Bach, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, Gossec, Giuseppe Cambini, and J.B. Breval

Rediscovering the String Trio: Trios by Boccherini, Cambini, Haydn, and Mozart


The Vivaldi Project brings to life the Classical String Trio, an exciting and flexible genre explored by some of the 18th century's greatest composers.  Performing on period instruments, The Vivaldi Project Trio, comprised of violin, viola and cello, explores the delightful textures and sonorities of a set of mostly unknown classical and early romantic works—the direct descendants of the baroque trio sonata. The program will include trios by Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini and Cambini.


September 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Williams Arts Center

Lafayette College, Easton PA


October 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD



December 11, 2014

The Music House

Greenville, NC 


December 13 at 8:00 pm, 2014

American Music Festival

Beaufort, NC

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm

St. George's Episcopal Church

915 North Oakland Street

Arlington, VA

$25/$10 student (tickets available at the door)


Trios by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven with guest fortepianist David Breitman, Elizabeth Field, violin, and Stephanie Vial, cello

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

St. George's Episcopal Church

915 North Oakland Street

Arlington, VA

$25/$10 student (tickets available at the door)


Trio Treats: Music by Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Haydn, Giardini, and Mozart

Elizabeth Field and Allison Edberg, violins

Stephanie Vial, Cello

Anne Trout, Bass


The Vivaldi Project continues its exploration of the string trio, following its path from Baroque trio sonata through its Classical form in the hands of some the late-18th century's greatest composers.  Only a few of these string trios survive as celebrated works to modern audiences, notably the grand Divertimento in Eb by Mozart and the op. 9 set of three string trios by Beethoven. But there is a trove of these magical compositions by important composers including JC Bach, Cambini, Boccherini, Campioni, the famed Joseph Haydn, and many others. Largely ignored by musicians and audiences for over 200 years, these wonderful works contribute to the narrative of the evolution of the chamber music canon, as well as a proving ground for working out ideas about concerto and symphony forms.


Vivaldi's "Magnificat"


May 17, 2015

Collaboration with Mountainside Baroque 

Cumberland, MD

C.P.E. Bach and his Dramatic Predecessors 

John Hsu, guest conductor 

Stephanie Vial, cello soloist


Corelli Christmas Concerto, Handel Concerto Grosso, Vivaldi Cello Concerto

Symphonies by Caldara, and W.F. and C.P.E. Bach




Passion and Folly

The Minnesota Vivaldi Festival

September 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Plymouth Congregational Church Chapel

Minneapolis, MN


The Swedish Handel

September 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

St. John in the Wilderness

White Bear Lake, MN





Mountainside Baroque

November 17, 2013 at 4pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Washington Street, Cumberland, MD


The Vivaldi Project with Maria Jette


Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

Concerts at Noon and 6:00p.m

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, North Carolina 28202



Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63 "La Folia"
Handel: Pastoral Symphony from 'Messiah'
Johan Helmich Roman: Psalm 23
Roman: Trio Sonata in A Major
Handel: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

For this program of celebratory works for the holiday season, Vivaldi Project co-directors violinist Elizabeth Field of Washington D.C. and Chapel Hill-based cellist Stephanie Vial are joined by a stellar ensemble including soprano Maria Jette and keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky. 




Dancing with Vivaldi


Renowned Baroque Dance Duo, Paige Whitley-Baugess and Thomas Baird, join the Vivaldi Project at The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments to perform Jean-Fery Rebel's Les Caracteres and Vivaldi's fiery Folia Variations. 

The performance will include demonstrations of the key baroque dances set to well-known works and performed by Vivaldi Project directors, Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial.  Dances from the works by J.S. Bach for solo violin and cello will be featured. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

The De Laski Performing Arts Building on GMU Fairfax Campus

$20/ $10 students and seniors

Tickets sold at the door

Parking is available nearby in the Mason Pond Parking Deck (next to the Center for the Arts). For more information, please call the Potomac ArtsAcademy office at 703-993-9889.







Durham and Chapel Hill, NC


The Vivaldi Project joins the "hippest" musicians on period instruments:



Baroque and Beyond

Ensemble Vermillian

Mallarmé Chamber Players

The Vivaldi Project

Music departments of UNC-CH and Duke University


For more information please visit the Mallarmé Chamber Player's website. Read about the festival in the Triangle's Herald Sun.



Friday, February 1, 4 pm – 6 pm Person Hall, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill directions
WORKSHOP - Introduction to Baroque Performance Practice for string teachers

Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial will discuss and demonstrate baroque performance practices----bowing techniques, applications of vibrato, and principles of phrase structure---as applied to baroque dance forms and the sonatas and concertos found in the Suzuki books and among the standard performance repertoire.

$40 participant Free for HIPSTER  REGISTER


Saturday, February 2, 10 am – 12 pm Hill Hall – UNC-CH, Chapel Hill directions

WORKSHOP - Introduction to Baroque Performance Practice for professional/ advanced student string players

Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial will teach basic techniques which will introduce methods of stylistic, historically-informed playing using your own modern string instrument and bow. Topics covered will include: bowing techniques, finding the baroque voice of your instrument, musical grammar and rhetoric, the interpretation of slur and "staccato" articulations and applications of vibrato and ornamentation. This will be a participatory class, so please bring your instruments. Auditors also welcome.

$40 participant/ $15 auditor/ Free Audit for HIPSTER  REGISTER


Sunday, February 3, 3 pm First Presbyterian Church, Durham directions

CONCERT – Mallarmé Chamber Players

$18 in advance/ $20 at the door/ $5 for students with ID PURCHASE

Program Info: Bach is Back, with Friends!

Biber - Battalia à 10

Muffat - Armonico Tributo Sonata No. 3 in A Major

Telemann - Concerto for recorder and viola da gamba

J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,


Artists: Frances Blaker, Elizabeth Field, Elaine Funaro, Barbara Krumdieck, Peter Lekx, Robbie Link, Joey O'Donnell, Suzanne Rousso, Sangeeta Swamy, Stephanie Vial, David Wilson, Brent Wissick





Featuring concertos for violin, cello and viola d'amore

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Cullman Recital Hall

Tryon Palace Performing Arts Center

New Bern, NC


Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Wilmington

St. Paul's Epsicopal Church

Wilmington, NC






The theme for this evening's program comes from the set of works comprising Biagio Marini's Affetti Musicali. The term affetti refers not only to the ability of the violin to move the emotions and imagination of the listener—to conjure what vocal music achieves through a text—but also to the improvisatory nature of the violin's expression as inspired by the voice. Our musical journey will take us through the works of ever younger Italian composers—from 17th-century works by Marini, Torelli, Legrenzi, Corelli, Caldara, and Vivaldi to mid-18th century works by Sammartini, Veracini, and Caporale—exploring each composer's individual and innovative conceptions of the string instrument voice. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The Atrium of The Italian Embassy

Washington, DC



October 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Old Main Chapel

Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA




by J.S. Bach, Biber, Gabrielli, Caporale, Veracini, Stradella, & Vivaldi

Suggested Donation: $5

June 5th, 12:00pm

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005


Washington Early Music Festival 2010 Events



Vices & Virtues, Passionate Music of Early Europe

June2-30, 2012



Tickets: $20/$15 students

featuring Couperin's Apotheosis of Corelli and C.P.E. Bach's Sanguineus and Melancholicus in addition to chamber and orchestral works by Lully, Legrenzi, Corelli, & Vivaldi

Sunday June 10th, 7:30pm

St. George's Episcopal Church

915 N. Oakland St.


(Please purchase tickets at the door.)


The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments at WEMF

All events held on the Mt. Vernon Campus of George Washington University

The Vivaldi Project's Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI)  offers professional string players the unique opportunity to study historical performance practices using their own modern instruments. The aim of its directors, violinist Elizabeth Field and cellist Stephanie Vial, is to make an understanding of baroque and classical performance techniques more accessible and available to players who do not perform on period instruments.  Institute participants consist of a select number of highly accomplished soloists, orchestral players, and university and private educators from across the U.S. and Canada.


Tuesday, June 19th, 1:30-3:30


Hand Chapel


An introductory seminar on performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries, offered on the first day of the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments.  The 1 1/2 seminar presents some of the basic scholarship and theory behind performing in an historical style, and includes demonstrations by Institute faculty, Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial.  Topics covered include rhetoric and oratory, the challenges of interpreting notation, concepts of musical phrase structure, and the string techniques of bowing, fingering, vibrato, and articulation.  


Wednesday, June 20th, 10:00-12:00

DANCE CLASS: $40 Dancers / $15 Auditors

Hand Chapel

The second of two baroque dance classes, taught by Paige Whitley-Bauguess, introducing some of the basic step patterns and arm movements which are key to interpreting instrumental baroque dance forms. 

Wednesday, June 20th, 7:30 pm


by the baroque dance duo of Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird.  

Accompanied by Elizabeth Field, violin, Stephanie Vial, cello, Anne Trout, bass, and John O'Brien, harpsichord.

Tickets: $20/$15 students



Thursday, June 21, 10:00-12:30


Hand Chapel


Members of the public are invited to observe a chamber orchestra rehearsal covering performance practice issues for some of the great baroque standards, including excerpts from Handel's Messiah, and the Bach double violin concerto.


Friday, June 22, 5:00 pm


Donations only  

All proceeds will go to The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments Scholarship Fund.

Post Hall

Chamber orchestra performance by institute participants and faculty, presenting the week's work, followed by an invitation to the audience to discuss the nature of our endeavors, and ask questions of our faculty and participants.


Conversations Among Friends
An Afternoon of Trio Sonatas



Elizabeth Field and Allison Edberg, violin
Stephanie Vial, cello
Billy Simms, theorbo and guitar
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord


Trio sonatas were the most important and popular form of instrumental music of the baroque period. Essentially invented by the Italians, composers throughout Europe turned their attention to this flexible, expressive, and conversational form. The Vivaldi Project follows the trio sonata from the expert hands of Vivaldi and his contemporaries to those of Handel and C.P.E. Bach.


Sunday, November 13th at 4:00pm

The National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016



Music of The Venetian Baroque

The Vivaldi Project presented the opening concert for the exhibit Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, featuring works by some of Venice's most illustrious resident and visiting composers including: Castello, Legrenzi, Gabrielli, Caldara, Scarlatti, Handel, and Vivaldi.

February 20, 2011 at 6:30pm
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC


The Six String Symphonies of C.P.E. Bach

September 15 - 17, 2010 
Tour of the Piedmont Region of North Carolina 


The French Italian Connection 

The Vivaldi Project explores the distinction and convergence between the Italian and French schools of violin playing. Quintessentially French composers Lully and Campra share the program with Vivaldi and the Italian and French trained Georg Muffat. Late baroque symphonies by Louis Aubert and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain conclude the program, revealing the increasing French cultivation of "Le Goût italien."

Saturday, June 5 at 8:00pm 
Washington Early Music Festival 
St. Columba's Episcopal Church 
4201 Albemarle Street 
Washington, DC 20016 

Family Concert
with baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess 
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
5500 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, Maryland

At Home with the Vivaldi Project
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM
featuring baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 
134 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314


Maestro John Hsu Conducting 
The Music of Vivaldi, CPE Bach and Mozart

Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM
National Presbytarian Church
4101 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Friday October 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Chruch
Bethesda MD


Boston Early Music Festival - Fringe Concert
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA


Bach to Vivaldi ("Something borrowed sounds like something new")

Friday, May 29, 2009
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
5500 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MarylandSunday, May 31, 2009
The Basilica
409 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland




Party with Vivaldi
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus

Feb 5, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

with Mallarme Chamber Players


Music by Luigi Boccherini, Guiseppe Cambini, Tommaso Giordani and Allesandro Rolla



Sylvan Salon - Private Home

Sylvan Rd, Durham, NC

North Carolina HIP Festival

Discovering the Classical String Trio

February 19th at 7:30 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Durham

Works by Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Boccherini, Cambini, and Giardini

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