The Vivaldi Project

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

Vivaldi Project Newsletter

Spring 2017 Issue

 

In this Issue

  • Rediscovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 2 is in the can!

  • The Vivaldi Project is celebrating its historic 10th Anniversary!

  • Gala Celebration Nov. 4th, time?

  • 2017-18 Concerts and Educational Activities

Plans for the Future

  • The release of Discovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 2

  • The development of integrated educational programs for DC area public schools, combining music with dance, art, poetry, literature and history.
  • Many more concerts, including performances in the Fall and Spring at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, VA.  SAVE THE DATES:

11/3/17, For the Love of All Things Italian

3/9/18, Music from the Moravian Archives

  • The production of a set of short instructional videos on historical string performance practices, based on our work over the past eight years through The Institute for Early Music on Modern  Instruments

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.

 

We will kick off the event with an online silent auction from May 1st-15th. 10 exclusive items are up for auction, including tickets to the Washington Ballet, Opera Lafayette, and the Washington Nationals. Stay tuned for more information coming soon. 

Highlights from our first decade include:

  • Critically acclaimed concerts throughout the US including the unprecedented performance tour of all six of C.P.E. Bach’s string symphonies.  READ OUR REVIEWS

  • The inauguration of The Institute for Early Music, offering seminars, residencies and workshops both in the DC area at George Washington University and George Mason University, as well as at the Boston Conservatory, Duke University, the University of Virginia, the Curtis Institute of Music, and many more.

  • The acclaimed release of Discovering The Classical String Trio, vol. 1

Meet The Vivaldi Project's new Development Manager, Nadege Noel.  

 

Nadege Noel, a native of Haiti, developed a strong interest in the arts, especially in dance, where she began her study of ballet as a young child and has been dancing Argentine Tango for the last 17 years. Nadege currently works for The Washington Ballet as the School and Studio Manager. She has also held positions in New York as General Manager at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) and as Educational Outreach Director at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA). At JPAC she had the privilege and honor to program the venue’s first performance season in 2011 and through her work at HSA she worked to strengthen and increase art in education program in the school system in New York City. She has also worked in the health insurance industry where her responsibilities included marketing and operations management. Nadege earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Management from The City College of the City University of New York, and holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management from New York University. She currently resides in Alexandria VA and enjoys dancing, reading, and traveling in her spare time.

Discovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 1, released in April, 2017 is a hit!  The reviews have been fantastic!

“This is superb playing that will certainly lead to a renewed interest in the genre . . . highly recommended.” —FANFARE MAGAZINE

“The pieces here are stylish, charming and full of inventive writing . . . The performances are superb—sensitive and vital.” —COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, Top 5 Pick

“The repertoire is charming, and the playing, on original instruments, is superb. This is lovely music, beautifully played, and deserves to be heard much more often.”

—STRINGS MAGAZINE

“The music sparkles and the playing (on period instruments) is exceptional.”

—CD HOTLIST

Plans to record vol. 2 are underway!  The repertoire has been chosen, debut concerts scheduled for June and through the Fall, with the recording to follow soon after.  We will record this time in historic Old Salem, NC, at the Home Moravian Church, right next to the Moravian Archive where we discovered one of our new

trios, a gem by Heinrich Ignaz Klausek. Many of the composers we will be recording—J.C. Bach, Klauseck, Haydn, Campioni, Breval, and Allessandro Rolla—were beloved by the Moravian community, and we feel very excited to record in this preserved 18th-century environment.

You may have noticed that The Vivaldi Project website has a new look!  It’s the same address www.thevivaldiproject.org, but with a whole new design, and packed with information: photos, videos, sound clips, reviews, and our current and past concerts and educational programs.  
The Vivaldi Project is looking for new board members and always welcomes music lovers interested in volunteering.  If you are interested, please visit our board and volunteer information page.

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

The Vivaldi Project performing at St. Bartholomew's in NYC, September, 2016

Upcoming Performances:

  • June 9 The Music House, Greenville, NC

  • June 10: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Durham, NC

  • June 13: Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Event

  • August 19: Carolina Summer Music Festival, Winston-Salem

  • August 20: Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Coaching the string players at Lebanon Valley College.  March 2017

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