Apollo’s Fire celebrates Valentine’s Day with love songs, fire, and flirtation in this Italian music-party with Monteverdi and Vivaldi. Olivier Brault and three other violin soloists play with romance and flirtation in spicy double-concertos of Vivaldi. Monteverdi provides love duets and playful tiffs from the Scherzi Musicali. The program also includes works by Barbara Strozzi and Nicola Porpora.
PRE-CONCERT TALK with musicians Brian Kay & William Simms, 1 hour before each concert.
Hear the Music
Vivaldi Ciaccona in C, RV 114
Monteverdi: Pur ti miro, from L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Monteverdi: Damigella tutta bella, from Scherzi Musicali
Vivaldi: “Summer” Concerto from The Four Seasons – mvt. 3
Meet the Artists
These concerts are made possible by the generous support of Sandra and Richey Smith.