Vivaldi and Bach

BACH Violin Concerto in A minor
VIVALDI Concerto for two violins and cello in D minor, RV565
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Miniatures for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto for four violins and cello in D major, RV549
BACH Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor

Melbourne audiences will celebrate the ACO’s 2016 season finale with two Baroque greats and a distinctive Australian composer, in one of the finest acoustic spaces in the southern hemisphere: Melbourne Recital Centre.

Directed by Richard Tognetti, this enchanting program includes two ever-popular and immediately appealing works by Bach, while two concertos from Vivaldi will invite the ACO’s violins and cello to take energetic flight.

Beckoning us to the present, Elena Kats-Chernin’s Miniatures for Strings embrace a host of influences, each with its own infectious personality and compelling story, and all composed especially for the great musicians and string instruments of the ACO: Richard Tognetti’s 1743 Guarneri del Gesù violin; Satu Vänskä’s 1728/1729 Stradivarius; the 1610 Giovanni Paolo Maggini viola; and Maxime Bibeau’s c.1590 Gasparo da Salò double bass.