Past Concerts

 

 
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.

 

 

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NORTH CAROLINA HIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Durham and Chapel Hill, NC
 
The Vivaldi Project joins the "hippest" musicians on period instruments:

Aliénor
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.
 

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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

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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

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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

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VIVA VIVALDI

Featuring concertos for violin, cello and viola d'amore

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Tryon Palace Performing Arts Center
New Bern, NC
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm
St. Paul's Epsicopal Church
Wilmington, NC

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AFFETTI ITALIANI

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, PA


UNACCOMPANIED WORKS AND SOLO SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO
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
 

Vices & Virtues, Passionate Music of Early Europe
June2-30, 2012
 
ONE'S VICE IS ANOTHER'S VIRTUE
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.
Arlington 
(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
SEMINAR ON PERFORMANCE PRACTICE, $15

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
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
DANCE PERFORMANCE AND DEMONSTRATION
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
TECHNIQUES CLINIC, $15

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
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
Donations only  
All proceeds will go to The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments Scholarship Fund.
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

with
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, Maryland
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Basilica
409 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland

 

 



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


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