Performance Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Zankel Hall
The exuberant virtuosity of Italian Baroque music is showcased in this program with mandolin star Avi Avital and the scintillating Venice Baroque Orchestra. Vivaldi’s brilliant string writing is the heart of his energetic sinfonias and beloved “Summer” from The Four Seasons. The Venetian master also wrote dazzling music for other instruments, including lute, recorder, and mandolin. These works and melodic delights by Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello are also featured.


  • Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Avi Avital, Mandolin


  • VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Strings and Continuo, RV 114
  • VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Strings and Continuo, RV 127
  • VIVALDI Concerto in D Major for Lute, Strings, and Continuo, RV 93
  • MARCELLO Concerto in G Major for Strings and Continuo
  • VIVALDI Double Concerto in G Major for Mandolin, RV 532 (arr. for Mandolin and Recorder by Avital)
  • GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D Minor (after Corelli's Violin Sonata Op. 5, No. 12, "Folia")
  • VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Mandolin and Strings, RV 425
  • PAISIELLO Concerto in E-flat Major for Mandolin and Strings
  • VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 315, "L'estate" ("Summer")


Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G minor, R. 152 (Allegro molto)
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon

This performance is part of Baroque Unlimited.