Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

VIVALDI LIVE!

The Art Renaissance Initiaive presents

Vivaldi Live!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Art Renaissance initiative and the Colly Soleri Music Center present the 18th annual Vivaldi concert at Arcosanti. The evening, as always, will feature a creative and beautiful intersection of opera, dance and art.

5:00 pm Tour of Arcosanti
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Performance
Dinner and Performance: $40
Performance only: $20 (Students: $10)
Dinner reservations required
For dinner reservations and information, please contact
tel: 928.632.7135 or email: pr [at] arcosanti [dot] org

Performances by worldwide celebrated violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (laureate of the Primrose competition), soprano Eileen Mager with pianist Luba Brodsky, and Bernadette Gaxiola with dancers of Zona Flamencainterpreting Vivaldi's music.

PROGRAM


Introduction by Michel Sarda
, Founder of the Arizona Vivaldi Festival

Sonata in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 2 No. 4, RV 20, by Antonio Vivaldi (1678- 1741)

1. Andante  
2. Allemanda - Allegro 
3. Sarabanda - Andate 
4. Corrente - Presto
          Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Luba Brodsky, piano"

Two arias from Vivaldi’s opera, “Orlando furioso”

• “Un raggio di speme", from Act I   
• “Poveri affetti miei", from Act III
          Eileen Mager, soprano; Luba Brodsky, piano

“Allegro pastorale”, from the “Spring” concerto from Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons”

          Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Luba Brodsky, piano; Bernadette Gaxiola, dancer

“Elvira, anima mia”, Vivaldi's Cantata RV 654

• Recitative: “Elvira, anima mia ...”
• Aria: “Partirò, ma vedrai quanto ...”
• Recitative: “Passo al rogo fatal ...”
• Aria: “Pupille vaghe, bellezza amata ...”
          Eileen Mager, soprano; Luba Brodsky, piano

Zona Flamenca — Bernadette Gaxiola, Artistic Director

• “Allegro”, from the “Winter” concerto from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”
          Bernadette Gaxiola, Claudia Welding, Lolita Zuniga, Martin Gaxiola

• “Le Cavalier d'Espagna”, by Josquin Desprez (c.1450/1455-1521)
          Bernadette Gaxiola, Claudia Welding, Julie Terrell, La Leah, Lolita Zuniga, and Martin Gaxiola,
          with Gabriel Romero, Roslyn Fernandez, and Lorena Luquin-Welding

• “Fandango”, by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
          Lolita Zuniga, La Leah, Martin Gaxiola

• “Storm”, from the “Summer” concerto from Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons”
          Bernadette Gaxiola, Claudia Welding, Julie Terrell, La Leah, Lolita Zuniga, Martin Gaxiola

Finale

• “Sento con quel diletto”, from Vivaldi’s “Ercole sul Termodonte”
          Eileen Mager, soprano; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Luba Brodsky, piano; Bernadette Gaxiola
          and Zona Flamenca


CONCERT DINNER MENU

ANTIPASTO:
MELON Y PROSCUITO
INSALATA CON BELGIAN ENDIVE, FRIZEE, AND HERBS
WITH ARCOSANTI OLIVE OIL  VINEGRETTE

SECONDO:
GAME HEN MARSALA OR MUSHROOM MEDLEY IN PUFF PASTRY

CONTORNO:
TRICOLORED BOW TIE PASTA WITH WHITE WINE SAUCE
ZUCCINI AND CARROT BUNLDES

DOLCE:
TIRUMISU
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