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Vivaldi Project Newsletter

Fall 2017 Issue

In this Issue

  • 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 4th 6:00-8:30pm

  • Rediscovering the Classical String Trio is in the can!

  • Upcoming Concerts

  • More about our 2017-18 schedule

10th Anniversary Celebration

The Vivaldi Project is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a 501 (c) 3 non profit.  As we celebrate our first decade, we wish to thank all who supported and helped us.  And as we look forward to the next decade, we welcome new friends into our musical community.   The 10th Anniversary Celebration/Fundraiser will feature live music, including some of our talented students from McLean public high school, as well as video excerpts and performances of the past decade that have helped us to become who we are today.  Join us for delicious hors d'heuvres and wine and good company. Tickets are limited! Register online to reserve your seats!  

Read more about our 10th Anniversary events

Honorary Chair Barbara Opper

Lovely Private Home in Falls Church, VA

Saturday, November 4, 6PM
Tickets: $40 per person; $75 per couple


I can't make the event but would like to make a donation


Please note that all reservations and payment must be received prior to November 4th, 2017.

During the first week of September, Liz, Allison, and Stephanie recorded 7 new string trios for Vol. 2 of Discovering the Classical String Trio.  As in vol. 1, the set of trios comprises works rarely performed, and most of them never before recorded.  One trio in particular by Ignaz Klausek, is a special discovery.  This work, in the unusual key of Bb minor, is part of the Moravian Music Foundation's Philharmonic Society of Bethlehem Collection and has likely not been played for more than 200 years.  Other works recorded are by J.C. Bach, C.A. Campioni, Joseph Haydn, F. J. Gossec, and J.B. Breval.  In addition we have included a trio sonata by our namesake Antonio Vivaldi as a link to the classical string trio's heredity.  We cannot wait to hear the sound that Richard Price of Candlewood Digital was able to capture from our recording session. 

Special thanks to Lafayette College for the use of their wonderful Williams Center concert hall, and the Bethlehem Comfort Suites for housing us.

Upcoming Concerts

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: 

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, Sammartini, C.A. Campioni, Haydn, and Baccherini revealing an abiding love for all things Italian. 

Looking Ahead

The Vivaldi Project is joined by special guest, renowned harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright.

Featuring C.P.E. Bach's Sanguineus und Melancholicus

Conversations among Friends
NC HIP Festival
Sunday, Feb. 11th at 3:00pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
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.

Recent performances August 19th and 20th at the Carolina Summer Music Festival in Winston-Salem and the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

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