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Perfect Octave: Tracing Italian Influence with Monteverdi, Bach and Vivaldi

Sunday, May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$28 – $30

Our season closer centers around the first and second of Vivaldi’s timeless concerti, “Spring” and “Summer,” whose evocative, descriptive sounds have captivated four-hundred years of listeners. Bach’s fifth Brandenburg concerto, requiring virtuosity from all principal players, shares the remainder of the program with selected arias and madrigals by Monteverdi, showing the influence of vocal music on Vivaldi’s writing.

Each season in Perfect Octave, Welch will unpack a musical genre or piece through a lecture and a live performance, helping audiences to see music through its historical and social context and experience it with a deeper understanding.

Welch is a pianist, conductor and composer in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was recognized with the Robert McCoy award in collaborative piano, and American University, where he earned the university’s prestigious Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award.

Register for individual events in the series or buy a bundle! The spring bundle is $30 and includes the lecture, The Allusive Allure of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and the concert, Tracing Italian Influence with Monteverdi, Bach and Vivaldi.

Learn to love chamber music.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructions, video tutorial or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Sunday, May 10
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$24 per person
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Perfect Octave


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