Vivaldi by Candlelight

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Doors Open 7:30 PM  |  Concert Begins 8:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street, SLC

 TICKETS:
General Ticket - $50
VIP Ticket & VIP Dinner - $125

 * Service fee applied to the ticket price

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Would you believe that one of the most renowned orchestras in Europe in the 18th century was “manned” entirely by orphan girls? And that Antonio Vivaldi and other famous composers who worked and taught there wrote hundreds of masterpieces for this female orchestra?

The Vivaldi by Candlelight concert on December 7 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, conducted by Gerald Elias, will celebrate these young women with “The Brilliant Garden,”  a program of symphonies, overtures, and concertos composed for the orchestra of the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice.

It will feature two violin concertos Vivaldi composed for his two greatest protégés, Anna Maria and Chiara—they had no last names because they were left at the doorstep of the orphanage as infants—which will be performed by Vivaldi by Candlelight’s concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, Leslie Henrie and Krista Utrilla, reprising the role of their female colleagues three centuries ago.

Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for our annual fundraiser as we explore how women have a rich history of shaping the world of music! Additionally, funds raised through this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight Concert will benefit our Young Diplomats of Utah program - empowering youth to grow as globally engaged citizens by enhancing their cultural awareness, developing leadership skills, and connecting them to the community through volunteerism and service. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

 

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Doors Open 7:30 PM  |  Concert Begins 8:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street, SLC

 TICKETS:
General Ticket - $50
VIP Ticket & VIP Dinner - $125

 * Service fee applied to the ticket price

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Would you believe that one of the most renowned orchestras in Europe in the 18th century was “manned” entirely by orphan girls? And that Antonio Vivaldi and other famous composers who worked and taught there wrote hundreds of masterpieces for this female orchestra?

The Vivaldi by Candlelight concert on December 7 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, conducted by Gerald Elias, will celebrate these young women with “The Brilliant Garden,”  a program of symphonies, overtures, and concertos composed for the orchestra of the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice.

It will feature two violin concertos Vivaldi composed for his two greatest protégés, Anna Maria and Chiara—they had no last names because they were left at the doorstep of the orphanage as infants—which will be performed by Vivaldi by Candlelight’s concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, Leslie Henrie and Krista Utrilla, reprising the role of their female colleagues three centuries ago.

Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for our annual fundraiser as we explore how women have a rich history of shaping the world of music! Additionally, funds raised through this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight Concert will benefit our Young Diplomats of Utah program - empowering youth to grow as globally engaged citizens by enhancing their cultural awareness, developing leadership skills, and connecting them to the community through volunteerism and service. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

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Featuring musician members of:

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Additional thank you to First Presbyterian Church for hosting our concert in your beautiful church. And The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the donation of the Harpsichord.

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.