Founded by the brilliant violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi, Italy’s Europa Galante is one of the world’s most admired period performance ensembles, particularly known for masterly performances of the music of Antonio Vivaldi. The concert highlights two of his dazzlingly imaginative Concerti dell’ Addio, the Farewell Concertos written in the final year of his life, and works by Venetian and Viennese contemporaries who may have influenced him.
Organized by The Library of Congress, in in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, this concert honors Nicholas Longworth, former Speaker of the House, 1925-1931. A gifted violinist with a love for music of the Italian Baroque, he served as president of the Friends of Music at the Library of Congress.
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
Adriano in Siria: Sinfonia
Sinfonia in G major for Strings ("Il coro delle muse"), RV 149
Concerto for Violin in A major ("Con eco in lontano"), RV 552
Sinfonia in D minor
Flute Concerto in G major
Sonata a quattro violini e basso
Violin Concerto in C major, RV 189
Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 371