Evening Features Works by Scheidt, Ziani, Rosenmüller, Vivaldi, Mancini and Fiorenza
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 AT 8 PM
The Baroque Variations series is supported by a generous grant from the Michael J. Connell Foundation
Antonini, who founded Il Giardino Armonico and has led the esteemed Baroque ensemble since 1989, conducts and plays flute, with Enrico Onofri and Marco Bianchi on violin, Stefano Barneschi and Riccardo Minasi on violin and viola, Paolo Beschi on cello, Luca Pianca on theorbo (archlute), and Riccardo Doni on harpsichord. Antonini, born in Milan, has appeared as conductor and as a soloist on the recorder and on the Baroque transverse flute throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and Malaysia. He and his ensemble have worked with such artists as Cecilia Bartoli and received a Grammy Award in 2000 as conductor of her Vivaldi album.
The Baroque Variations series, which made its debut during the Philharmonic's 2003/2004 season, continues to offer presentations of Baroque music on both period and modern instruments, performed by some of the world's most admired ensembles and soloists in a four-concert series, with a fifth non-subscription concert added to allow a broader audience to hear this important repertoire.
Il Giardino Armonico is regularly invited to the most important festivals all over the world and has performed in many concert halls, including Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Conservatory in Milan, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Konserthus in Oslo, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Library of Congress in Washington, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Sydney Opera House and many more. Il Giardino Armonico has been under exclusive contract to TELDEC Classics for a number of years. Its recordings have met with widespread acclaim on the part of audiences and critics alike and have received several major awards. Il Giardino Armonico plays regularly with many acclaimed soloists both in concerts and in opera productions such as Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Handel's Agrippina, Il Trionfo del Tempo del Disinganno, Aci Galatea e Polifemo and La Resurrezione and Pergolesi's La serva padrona.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2005, 8 PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
IL GIARDINO ARMONICO
GIOVANNI ANTONINI, artistic director and Baroque flute
SCHEIDT: Canzon a 5 sopra la Bergamasca
SCHEIDT: Battaglia a 5
ZIANI: Sonata in G Minor For Two Violins, Two Violas and Basso Continuo
ROSENMÜLLER: Sonata XI for Two Violins, Two Violas and Basso Continuo
VIVALDI: Concerto in C Minor For Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo. R. 441
MANCINI: Concerto in E Minor For Flute, Two Solo Violins, Two "Ripieno" Violins and Basso Continuo
VIVALDI: Concerto in F Major For Three Violins, Viola And Basso Continuo, R. 551
FIORENZA: Concerto for Flute, Three Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo
The Baroque Variations series is supported by a generous grant from the Michael J. Connell Foundation.
Tickets ($31 - $78) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($15), will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.
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