A Grand Entertainment of Vocal and Instrumental Musick
Sunday, October 9th at 3:00 pm
Late-18th century London saw a surge in formal and semi-formal private concerts. These were important social events among the fashionable elite, and often featured celebrity performers and the latest works of prominent musicians. Our program opens with an aria from Chapel Hill’s own Florence Peacock, and includes fortepiano trios by Jan Ladislav Dussek and Joseph Haydn, as well as some favorite Scotch airs sung by Tamsin Simmill. John O’Brien will be playing his copy of a c. 1782 Walther piano owned by Mozart, and will be joined by violinist Leah Peroutka and cellist Stephanie Vial.
Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm
Join us as we sing and play our ABC’s in a festive concert in collaboration with Mallarmé Chamber Players. A cello concerto by Abel played on a 5-string instrument by Stephanie Vial, Bach’s E minor violin concerto performed by Elizabeth Field, Corelli’s Christmas concerto and Scarlatti’s “O di Betlemme altera povertà” sung by Kathryn Mueller.
*Individual tickets: $30
Novelty and Familiarity
The 18th century string trio
Sunday, Feb. 12th at 3:00 pm
The title of this program sums up the the 18th century string trio, which is at once brand new and wonderfully familiar—an extensive body of works, mostly unknown to modern audiences, yet written in a language we know and love. As part of the 2022 North Carolina HIP Festival, the Vivaldi Project presents a program which includes the modern premiere of a trio by Maddalena Sirmen (from Duke’s Rubenstein rare book and manuscript Library) as well as one of the beloved op. 9 trios by Beethoven.
Sunday March 26th at 3:00 pm
Echoes of the Fantastic
Reveling in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s resonant space, this program of 17th- century instrumental music explores the unrestrained drama of the stylus fantasticus. Violinists Allison Nyquist and David Sariti are joined by Billy Simms on Theorbo and Stephanie Vial on Cello. Program includes Marini’s Echo Sonata as well as works by Biber, Schemlzer, and Rosenmuller.