Venetian Carnival New Year's Celebration
On New Year’s Eve in 2019, Ars Lyrica celebrates the legacy of Antonio Vivaldi and his Venetian predecessors with a program of virtuosic concertos for flute and equally flamboyant works for one, two, and three solo violins. Our festive “Venetian Carnival” evening begins with a three-course dinner and concludes with a lively post-concert party with DJ and dancing. Join us for any or all of these activities and ring in the new year with Ars Lyrica!
The virtuosity required by these compositions is as mind-blowing as the rapid evolution of the music itself. While Vivaldi and violin go together in our ears like champagne and New Year’s, these composers were smashing the boundaries of instrumental music as instruments evolved and tastes broadened beyond sacred vocal music. With hidden echoes, unusual instrumental pairings, and two generations of music by Italian masters, this program of instrumental fireworks performed by sensationally talented artists will be worthy of a midnight toast.