Vivaldi by Candlelight

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Tickets on sale June 15, 2018

Ciao, London! - Vivaldi by Candlelight
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Doors open 7:30 p.m.  |  Concert begins 8:00 p.m. 
First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street, SLC

At the turn of the 18th century, London was swept by a craze for anything Italian, especially music. Italian composers like Francesco Geminiani and Giovanni Bononcini were wildly successful in the UK for much of their careers. Some English composers, like Charles Avison, fawned over and imitated the style of his friend Geminiani and other Italian idols. However, other composers, like William Boyce, sought to preserve a traditional "English" sound.

So whether your tastes lean toward linguini con vongole or steak and kidney pie, the result is a fascinating and vibrant outpouring of virtuosity that is sure to please and delight at this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight gala.

Vivaldi by Candlelight is a signature fundraising gala of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and directly supports our programs and mission. A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible.

To respect attendees, minimum age is 10.

Vivaldi web banner 2018

Tickets on sale June 15, 2018

Ciao, London! - Vivaldi by Candlelight
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Doors open 7:30 p.m.  |  Concert begins 8:00 p.m. 
First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street, SLC

At the turn of the 18th century, London was swept by a craze for anything Italian, especially music. Italian composers like Francesco Geminiani and Giovanni Bononcini were wildly successful in the UK for much of their careers. Some English composers, like Charles Avison, fawned over and imitated the style of his friend Geminiani and other Italian idols. However, other composers, like William Boyce, sought to preserve a traditional "English" sound.

So whether your tastes lean toward linguini con vongole or steak and kidney pie, the result is a fascinating and vibrant outpouring of virtuosity that is sure to please and delight at this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight gala.

Vivaldi by Candlelight is a signature fundraising gala of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and directly supports our programs and mission. A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible.

To respect attendees, minimum age is 10.

About Gerald Elias, Music Director

 BW closeup w. baton Nicholas SteffensGerald Elias, music director of Vivaldi by Candlelight since 2004, is a former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. He is also the author of the Daniel Jacobus mystery series, and his short stories and essays have been published in distinguished journals and anthologies.