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About Vivaldi's Venice

He’s back. Having charmed audiences on his critically acclaimed 2018 Brandenburg debut, internationally celebrated harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to star as soloist in Vivaldi’s Venice. Xavier’s evocative performances will sweep listeners along the bustling canals of Venice on a musical tour of the City of Bridges.

Hear characteristic Venetian works including beloved concerto “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed as though for the very first time in a masterful adaptation for harp and orchestra. Audiences will also be treated to the Australian premiere of Lorenzo Gregori’s passionate Concerto Grosso in D major, as well as other sparkling gems from the Venetian Baroque. Xavier, with his distinctly vibrant musical voice, will impress upon audiences the shimmering light and colour of Venice.

For those who did not get the chance to see this inspiring performer in 2018, Xavier de Maistre will once more demonstrate why he is among the most sought-after soloists in the world.

Program Highlights

VIVALDI Concerto for harp (lute) in D major, RV 93

MARCELLO Concerto for harp (oboe) in D minor, S D935

PARISH ALVARS La Mandoline, Op. 84

PESCETTI Sonata in C minor

VIVALDI L’inverno, Concerto for harp (violin) in F minor, RV 297, Op. 8 No. 4

Run Time

1hr 40mins (inc Interval)

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"Virtuosic brilliance and elegant lyricism"
The Australian
★★★★ "elegant clarity, tapering and phrasing each idea with panache and drawing subtle variety from the harp's delicate tonal range."
Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

31 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

5 -7 March

This show closes on Saturday, March 7.

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