Wednesday 13 May 2015 7.30pm

The Grand Tour: Venice and the Mediterranean

Our musical Grand Tour concludes with Richard Tognetti

Event details

  • 7.30pm. West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

  • 6.30pm Free AAM Explore pre-concert talk
    with Dr Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad


  • Marini Sonata "in Eco" for three violins

  • Tawadros Kindred spirits

  • Vivaldi Concerto in E Major "Spring"

  • Tawadros Oasis

  • Vivaldi Concerto in G minor "Summer"

  • Tawadros Eye of the beholder

  • Vivaldi Concerto in C major "per la Solennit√° di S Lorenzo", Grave

  • Vivaldi Concerto in A minor "L'estro Armonico", Presto

  • Tawadros Permission to evaporate

  • Tawadros Boundless

  • Vivaldi Concerto in F major "Autumn"

  • Tawadros Point of departure

  • Vivaldi Concerto in F minor "Winter"

  • Tawadros Constantinople


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About this concert

Australian violinist Richard Tognetti, acclaimed for his revelatory artistry and scintillating concert programmes, returns following the outstanding success of his debut last season with the AAM. In a five-star review, The Guardian praised the “vibrantly physical dynamic” of Tognetti’s playing and the intensity of his relationship with the AAM.

Expect musical sparks to fly again in this season’s collaboration, when Tognetti is joined by oud-virtuoso Joseph Tawadros for a programme which conjures up the vibrant colour of 18th century Venice’s musical marketplace, a place where folk melodies and bawdy carnival ballads intermingled with motets and court concerti, echoing along the waterways and down the narrow alleys of “La Serenissima”.

“Tognetti’s name sits comfortably alongside the likes of Torelli, Veracini and Vivaldi, whose influence was core to the Dresden aesthetic and, in terms of technique, he is up there in the highest league.” The Guardian, 2014

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Watch the trailer

Richard Tognetti and Joseph Tawadros discuss Venice in the 18th century, traditional Arabic music and the concept behind The Grand Tour: Venice and the Mediterranean.