About the Event
Journey back to the 18th century with the “Opera in Roma” Baroque Orchestra at this concert of Baroque music.
The “Opera in Roma” Baroque Orchestra and accomplished soloists perform in Church of Saint Paul Within the Walls in Rome. The program features Antonio Vivaldi's well‐loved concerto for solo violin, 'The Four Seasons', and Bach cantatas for solo voice.
Johann Sebastian Bach's Organ Masterpieces Approx. duration 10 — 15 minutes
One piece selected from the following repertoire:
Toccata, Adagio et Fuga in C Major BWV 564
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532
Prelude and Fugue in Eb Major BWV 552
Fantasia and Fugue in g minor BWV 542
Prelude and Fugue in b minor BWV 544
Passacaglia et Thema fugatum BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach Approx. duration 15 minutes
Aria — Gavotta I and II — Giga from Orchestral Suite 3 in D Major BWV 1068.
Antonio Vivaldi Approx duration 45 minutes
The Four Seasons:
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, 'Spring' (La primavera)
Largo e pianissimo sempre
Allegro pastorale (in E major)
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, 'Summer' (L'estate)
Allegro non molto
Adagio e piano – Presto e forte
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, 'Autumn' (L'autunno)
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, 'Winter' (L'inverno)
Allegro non molto
6.30 pm: Dinner at 'Ristorante Cotto'
8.30 pm: Beginning of concert
6:30 pm (before the concert): Dinner at 'Cotto' Restaurant (Via Torino 124)
8:30 pm Concert
Typical Roman Menu:
* Starter: Fresh tomato bruschetta flavored with basil
* First course of typical Roman pasta: Cacio e Pepe or Tomatoes and basil or Tomatoes and anchovies or Amatriciana
* Second course: 'Fresh catch of the day' or 'Caprese' or 'Chicken Supreme'
* Side dish: Roasted potatoes with rosemary or Salad
* Dessert: Homemade dessert of the day
Water is included.
Chiesa di S. Paolo entro le Mura
The 'Church of St. Paul within the Walls' was the first non-Catholic church built in Rome after Italy's unification. The church was built between 1873 and 1880 as an Anglican Basilica in the district of Castro Pretorio, Via Nazionale, Rome. Constructed in the Gothic Revival style, the distinctive external facade is characterised by alternating red and limestone bricks. Four spectacular mosaics by the English pre-Raphaelite Edward Burne-Jones, in collaboration with William Morris, are the crowning glory of the church's interior. The eagle-eyed will spot several famous nineteenth-century figures among those representing the fathers of the church in the elaborate mosaics, among them the artist himself, notable donors and their families, and Abraham Lincoln, Giuseppe Garibaldi and General Grant among the 'Christian Warriors'. Many delightful classical events are hosted in this location, including performances of popular operas like La Traviata.
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Patricia B, USA