Corpus Christi Church
Baroque chamber orchestra
Alfredo Bernardini, oboe and conductor
Vivaldi, His Friends and Enemies
The pioneering Alfredo Bernardini, a beloved figure in European baroque music circles, directs the extraordinary students of Juilliard415 in a program of Italian concerti and overtures that features Vivaldi and his lesser known peers—Lotti, A. Marcello, Veracini, Galuppi, and Albinoni—who either loved or loathed Vivaldi. Some promoted his work far beyond Italy, while others engaged in cutthroat competition.
“I’m going out on a long limb to suggest that last night’s performance by Juilliard415 … will become Christchurch’s most memorable classical music event of 2017. It was an evening that you somehow hoped against hope wouldn’t end.”
—The Press, New Zealand
Artist Biographies at: https://mb1800.org/concert/juilliard-415-bernardini/