NYS Baroque continues its 27th season with a concert of programmatic music featuring the world famous baroque violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch, known as “Libby.” This concert explores music’s ability to convey stories and emotions with “The Overture Suite” by Telemann, “The Battle” by Biber, “Fencing School” by Schmelzer, and the famed “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi.
A leading interpreter of music on the baroque and classical violins, Wallfisch is known for a daring and spontaneous approach to performance that results in electrifying musicmaking. She is a favorite with audiences and orchestras due to her virtuosity, her sparkling personality, and her impeccable musicianship. The ‘Four Seasons’ are showpieces of virtuosity and invention for such a violinist as Wallfisch; included in the performance will be readings of the little-known sonnets that provided the inspiration for Vivaldi’s expressions of nature.
With Boel Gidholm and Mary Riccardi, violins; Paul Miller, viola; Christopher Haritatos, cello; Joëlle Morton, violone; Deborah Fox, theorbo; and Michael Beattie, harpsichord. The musicians will discuss the program in an informal and informative pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets: general: $25; senior: $20; student: $10; grades 3-12 free. The concert is free for Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff with a valid SU I.D. Information and tickets: www.nysbaroque.com or 607.301.0604.
For most Setnor events, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot, located behind Crouse College. If this lot is full or unavailable, guests will be redirected. Campus parking availability is subject to change, so please call 315.443.2191 for current information.