The Charleston Concert Association wraps up its 2013-14 season with the Venice Baroque Orchestra presenting a program of overtures, concerti and sinfonias on period instruments.
If you go
WHAT: The Charleston Concert Association presents the Venice Baroque Orchestra
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
COST: $35, $55, $75
MORE INFO: www.charlestonconcerts.org. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit the Concert Association office, 131 King St., during regular business hours.
The concert, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sottile Theatre, is a showcase of 17th- and 18th-century Venetian music, especially that of Antonio Vivaldi, who, in the first part of the 1700s, led a brilliant orchestra of girls and young women at the Ospedale della Pieta, a home for abandoned children where the "Red Priest" was employed for many years.
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra consists of 22 musicians and has received critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout the world. It has presented numerous modern-day premieres of Baroque music, recorded extensively and worked with leading soloists, including violinist Robert McDuffie, soprano Patricia Petibon and recorder player Maurice Steger, among others.
Tickets for the concert are available through TicketMaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com) or at the Concert Association office, 131 King St., during regular business hours.
The Concert Association has announced its 2014-15 season lineup, and is now selling subscription packages. For the first time, the presenting organization will use three different venues. Typically, it has offered its programming at the Gaillard Auditorium, but since renovation got underway in 2012, concerts have been staged at the Sottile Theatre.
Next season, "Marsalis 'Well-Tempered' " (Oct. 23), featuring saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the English Chamber Orchestra playing Baroque masterpieces, and "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" (Nov. 17), featuring the choral ensemble Cantus in collaboration with Theatre Latte Da, will be hosted by the Charleston Music Hall on John Street.
The Sottile will host a winter recital (date to be determined) by Christina and Michelle Naughton, twin sisters and accomplished pianists, and "Tango Buenos Aires," an evening of dance and live music (March 9).
The season will conclude with the Russian National Ballet Theatre's production of Prokoviev's "Cinderella" at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
For more information, visit www.charlestonconcerts.org.