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Vivaldi Project Newsletter

Summer 2018 Issue

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In this Issue

  • EMMI 2018 at Franklin & Marshall College

  • John Hsu, in Memoriam

  • The Vivaldi Project is awarded a Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation grant for video project

  • Discovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 2 soon to be released

  • A busy season of concerts and educational outreach programs


Another fabulous group of string players joined us in June for EMMI 2018, this year joining Summertrios at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.  We worked on historical techniques, played chamber music, danced, played for each other while we danced, and were so invigorated by the collective perceptions and insights of our group.  

Read more about the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments

Thank you EMMI faculty, Paige Whitley-Bauguess and John ObrienSummertrios

and all the wonderful participants!

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The Vivaldi Project has been busy with a number of educational programs in 2018, including working with the three orchestras of the Duke University String School as part of the NC HIP Festival, with students at Sweet Briar college talking to them about the role of women in music, and performing concertos with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra of Wilmington, NC as part of their Landfall Grant concert and working with area high schools and private music students.


Sweet Briar College


Duke University String School

John Hsu, In Memoriam

It is with tremendous sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mentor, friend and supporter, John Hsu.  We learned so much from John, and shall never forget our extraordinary experiences under his baton, in particular the unprecedented performances of the six string symphonies by C.P.E. Bach---a truly once in a life-time experience!  The Vivaldi Project was deeply honored to perform at the memorial concert on June 24th, which included beautiful videos of John performing on the viol and cello, and conducting the Apollo Ensemble.

John Hsu Obituary (New York Times)

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Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation Grant

The Vivaldi Project is thrilled to be a recipient of this prestigious grant, to produce the first video segments in a planned series on historical performance practices.  Based on their teaching with the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments, Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial will introduce the important concepts, aesthetics and techniques associated with period performance.  The series is designed for use in university music courses, by studio teachers, professional musicians, and all interested in the whys and hows of string instrument performance practices.
Soon to Be Released

Rediscovering the Classical String Trio, Vol. 2 is in production.  It has been beautifully edited by Richard Price ofCandlewood Digital and is now in the hands of Robert LaPorta and MSR records.  Works by J.C. Bach, C.A. Campioni, Ignaz Klausek, Joseph Hayden, F.J. Gossec, J.B. Breval, and Vivaldi.

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2018 is off to a busy start.  Highlights so far have included performances in the Salon Doré at the Corcoran Museum, for the NC HIP festival with harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright, and numerous trio concerts throughout the mid-Atlantic and South-east.  A great start to our second decade following our 10th Anniversary celebration.


The Corcoran Museum's Salon Doré 

With President Meredith Woo and Mallory Walker after a performance at Sweet Briar College.

Introducing the 400-year-old Maggini Bass,

with Anne Trout

Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Wilmington, NC

NC HIP Festival with Elisabeth Wright

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.
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Ashley High School, Wilmington, NC

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