Monday, April 17, 2006

Sono in vacanza

I have hopped down to Italy where it is only a bit warmer. I arrived coincidentally in front of the church San Paolo Entro le Mura on the Via Nazionale just as the Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra was beginning a concert of Bach and Vivaldi concertos with solo violin by Luca Blasio. They played the Quattro Staggione of Vivaldi as though they were a single piece. There were about 10 people in this orchestra. It's wonderful how full a small ensemble sounds inside a church.

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