Indulge your love of superb music-making this Valentine's Day as violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to Cal Performances, this time accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Britain's brilliant period-instrument ensemble, for a concert of works by one of the most beloved of all composers. Sought-after for her artistry, presence, and high-profile advocacy of classical music, Benedetti was recently honored with the Queen's Medal for Music for contributions to the musical life of Great Britain, the youngest person ever to receive the award. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Southbank Centre's resident orchestra and the associate orchestra at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and has worked with such luminaries as Sir Simon Rattle, Iván Fischer, Sir Roger Norrington, and William Christie.
The running time on Wednesday is expected to be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission.
Cal Performances in Oakland (Choose three or more)
Spectrum Dance Theater (Fri–Sat, Feb 9–10)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Wed, Feb 14)
Counting Sheep; A Guerrilla Folk Opera; Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Fri–Sun, Feb 16–18)
GlobalFest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music (Fri, March 9)
The Tallis Scholars (Thu, April 19)
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Nicola Benedetti Plays Vivaldi [Strings Sessions]
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