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Rachel Podger returns with her definitive interpretations of Vivaldi, this time accompanied  by works of his greatest admirer,  J.S. Bach. This program embodies the variety of styles and forms encompassed by the word concerto, from the overt violin virtuosity of Tartini to the collaboration of flute, oboe, violin, and bassoon in the chamber concerto of Vivaldi. These forces then combine for the first of only four suites that Bach composed in Leipzig.

VERACINI Overture No. 6 in G minor
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D major “L’inquietudine”
BACH Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin
TARTINI Concerto for Violin in A major
VIVALDI Chamber Concerto in G minor
BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1

Rachel Podger, leader and violin


Wednesday November 2, 7:30 pm | First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Thursday November 3, 7:30 pm | Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Friday November 4, 8 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday November 5, 8 pm | Hertz Hall UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley
Sunday November 6, 4 pm | Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, Lafayette

A free pre-concert talk takes place in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to each concert start time. (Start times listed above.)

Purchase Single Tickets

Tickets for November 5 and 6 will be available at the door 1 hour prior to the concert start time.

About Rachel Podger

Rachel_Podger_photoProving her “intoxicating combination of power and grace” (Toronto Star), internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

Rachel has performed as a soloist and guest director with many of the world’s top ensembles and founded her virtuosic group Brecon Baroque in 2007. Rachel is a passionate educator and engaging presenter; she recordsexclusively for Channel Classics and is Musical Director of her own Brecon Baroque Festival.



Get a glimpse of Rachel’s dynamic personality and learn about her thoughts on this program in her interview with Jason Victor Serinus for San Francisco Classical Voice.

Romping on Skype with Rachel Podger – Jason Victor Serinus

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