Saturday September 29, 2018 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral
Antonio Vivaldi, master and model of invention, inspired over a half-century of European music with his first published set of concertos for one, two, and four violins: L’Estro Armonico. The Pacific Baroque Orchestra offer selections from this seminal work and from La Stravaganza led by the imaginative and wildy virtuosic Italian violinist Enrico Onofri. Born in Ravenna, Italy, Enrico’s career began when he was still a student when he was named first violin at the Capella Reial de Catalunya under Jordi Savall. He has since regularly collaborated with and led groups such as Il Giardino Armonico, Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Mosaiques and Concerto Italiano. Enrico Onofri is professor of baroque violin and interpretation of baroque music at the Conservatorio Bellini in Palermo.