Europa Galante

at the Perelman Theater
January 22nd, 2016

Chiara’s Diary—A Life at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice

Porta: Sinfonia in D Major

Vivaldi: Sinfonia for Strings in G Major, “il Coro delle muse”

Porpora: Sinfonia a tre Op. 2, No. 1

Martinelli: Violin Concerto in E Major, “dedicated to Senorita Chiara”

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in D Major, “Per la Signora Chiara”

Martinelli: Concerto for Viola D’amore in D Major “for Senorita Chiaretta”

Bernasconi: Sinfonia in D Major for Strings

Perotti: Grave in G Minor for Violin

Bernasconi: (segue sinfonia)

Latilla: Sinfonia in G Major

Almost every mention of Vivaldi includes the fact that he led an orchestra in an orphanage, and in this program Fabio Biondi opens wide the orphanage doors and reveals its rich musical life, as told from the viewpoint of the orphan Chiara, the most famous of the musicians at the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice. The program features works that Chiara played at the orphanage and pieces that were composed especially for her.

Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater