Vivaldi's Venice

Visit Vivaldi’s Venice with extraordinary French harpist Xavier de Maistre in a performance shimmering with light and colour.

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★★★★ “elegant clarity, tapering and phrasing each idea with panache and drawing subtle variety from the harp's delicate tonal range.” Sydney Morning Herald

Program Highlights
VIVALDI Concerto for harp (lute) in D major, RV 93
MARCELLO Concerto for harp (oboe) in D minor, S D935
PARISH ALVARS La Mandoline, Op. 84
PESCETTI Sonata in C minor
VIVALDI L’inverno, Concerto for harp (violin) in F minor, RV 297, Op. 8 No. 4
GREGORI Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 2 No. 2 (AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE)

Concert duration approximately 100 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.

Xavier de Maistre (France) harp
Paul Dyer Conductor, harpsichord
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

“[Xavier] captured the concerto’s appealing mix of virtuosic brilliance and elegant lyricism.” The Australian

He’s back. Having charmed audiences on his critically acclaimed 2018 Brandenburg debut, internationally celebrated harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to star as soloist in Vivaldi’s Venice. Xavier’s evocative performances will sweep listeners along the bustling canals of Venice on a musical tour of the City of Bridges.

Hear characteristic Venetian works including “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a masterful adaptation for harp and orchestra. Xavier, with his distinctly vibrant musical voice, will impress upon audiences the shimmering light and colour of Venice.

For those who did not get the chance to see this inspiring performer in 2018, Xavier de Maistre will once more demonstrate why he is among the most sought-after soloists in the world.

Xavier de Maistre

 Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Venue Details
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Corner Grey and Melbourne Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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