February 6, 2016. Synod Hall. 8pm.
The Sebastians demonstrate their passion for energetic historically-informed performance in this exploration of solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his contemporaries. As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing. Corelli’s infectious harmonic and structural language took Europe by storm, but it was his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella, who set the stage.