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Greatness on Gut Strings

Violin legend Elizabeth Blumenstock returns to lead a vivacious program, postmarked Venice—music by Venetians and by those who visited this hub of Baroque violin music. Hear Elizabeth’s 1660 Guarneri sing in a program she designed to spotlight our virtuosic players. In addition, oboist Marc Schachman will perform the virtuosic Albinoni Concerto in D minor after the band opens with Vivaldi’s beloved “Autumn” from The Four Seasons.

VIVALDI “l’Autunno” in F major, RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni
LOCATELLI Introduzione Teatrale Op. 4, No. 5 in D major
PISENDEL Concerto for Violin and Two Oboes in G minor
VERACINI Sarabande “Appoggiato” from Overture No. 4 in F major​
HANDEL Overture to Agrippina in G minor, HWV 6
ALBINONI Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2
TARTINI Concerto for Violin in A major, D. 91
CAMPRA Le Carnaval de Venice (selections)

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin and leader

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Friday November 10, 2017 @ 8 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 8 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday November 12, 2017 @ 4 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley

ABOUT ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK

Elizabeth Blumenstock is widely admired as a performer of interpretive eloquence and technical sparkle. A frequent soloist, concertmaster, and leader with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and the Italian ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, she is also a member of several of California’s finest period instrument ensembles, including Musica Pacifica, Ensemble Mirable, the Arcadian Academy, and Trio Galanterie. She has appeared with period orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, and has performed for the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, Germany’s Goettingen Handelfestspiel, Los Angeles Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Oulunsalo Soi festival in Finland, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, among many others. Ms. Blumenstock has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Dorian, BMG, Reference Recordings, Koch International, and Sono Luminus. She is instructor of baroque violin at the University of Southern California, teaches regularly at the International Baroque Institute at Longy, has taught at the Austrian Baroque Academy, and has coached university Baroque ensembles at USC, Roosevelt University, the University of Virginia, and California Institute of the Arts.

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