Program

Antonio Vivaldi

Selections from:

Sinfonia in E major, RV 131
Concerto for 2 Violins in G major, RV 516
Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 152
Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 324

Niccolò Paganini

Sonata for Violin & Guitar in E minor, Op. 3, No. 6
Il carnevale di Venezia, Op.10

VARIOUS

Fantasy based on “La Follia”

Expanding Geminiani’s popular melody, this fantasy is full of musical surprises.  You may recognize melodies from Vivaldi, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Shostakovich, a bit of tango and perhaps even a bit of Hollywood.  Arrangement by Antoine Plante and Denis Plante.

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor and Co-Creator
Denis Plante, Director and Co-Creator

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
Anabel Detrick, Violin
David Jacques, Guitar

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 30 min, with intermission

 


A battle of violin virtuosi in a dazzling showcase of musical styles

Celebrate Miller's 95th Season with Mercury as we evoke the competition and excitement of a modern-day Battle of the Bands.  The orchestra, with soloists Jonathan Godfrey and Anabel Detrick, will pit these heavyweight classical composers against each other in a dazzling showcase of musical styles led by Artistic Director Antoine Plante.  

Sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board.

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Ensemble

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Anabel Detrick, Featured soloist

Joanna Becker
Andrés González
Kana Kimura
Maria Lin
Rachel Shepard
Hannah Watson

Viola

Kathleen Carrington, Principal
Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith

Cello

Beiliang Zhu, Principal
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira

Violone

Deborah Dunham

Harpsichord

Mario Aschauer

Guitar

David Jacques


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