Accademia Bizantina

Pre-concert lecture by Susan Orlando at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
  • Concertos for cello, bassoon, and strings; selected arias

Wonderfully exuberant music-making, with a wit, grace and eloquence that would gladden the gloomiest heart.”

Gramophone on Accademia Bizantina

[Dantone’s] quietly charismatic approach combines scholarship and nonchalant virtuosity…his sheer expressivity was a revelation.”

Guardian (U.K.)

The Italian period-instrument ensemble Accademia Bizantina, known across Europe for its dramatic flair, will illuminate hidden sides of Vivaldi through this collection of rare repertoire. Artistic director Ottavio Dantone’s “supreme musicianship” (Guardian) will be on display in his New York conducting debut.

Ottavio Dantone, conductor (New York conducting debut)

Christophe Coin, cello

Sergio Azzolini, bassoon

Delphine Galou, contralto