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

Antonio Vivaldi was the most famous composer who taught at the Ospedale della Pieta, an exceptional orphanage in Venice. Two of Vivaldi’s greatest protégés, Anna Maria and Chiara, rose to become among the highest acclaimed violinists of their time. Vivaldi and many others composed dozens of concertos for them though they remained in the Ospedale for their entire lives. For generations, everyone from tourists to royalty attended Ospedale concerts, and though the all-female orchestra was constrained by social mores to perform behind an iron grill and thus were not visible, their fame was second to none.

This year’s extraordinary Vivaldi by Candlelight program, created by music director Gerald Elias, features Leslie Henrie and Krista Utrilla, performing virtuoso Vivaldi concertos written for their predecessors of three hundred years. Join UCCD for our annual gala as we explore how women have a rich history of shaping the world of music!

Vivaldi by Candlelight is the signature fundraising gala of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and directly supports our mission and programs - funds raised through this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight Concert will benefit Young Diplomats of Utah  - a program that engages youth ages 14-20 empowering them to grow as a globally engaged citizen by enhancing cultural awareness, developing leadership skills, and connecting to the community through volunteerism and service. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

The minimum age is 10.

Featuring musician members of:

Sinfonia 10

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.

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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

Antonio Vivaldi was the most famous composer who taught at the Ospedale della Pieta, an exceptional orphanage in Venice. Two of Vivaldi’s greatest protégés, Anna Maria and Chiara, rose to become among the highest acclaimed violinists of their time. Vivaldi and many others composed dozens of concertos for them though they remained in the Ospedale for their entire lives. For generations, everyone from tourists to royalty attended Ospedale concerts, and though the all-female orchestra was constrained by social mores to perform behind an iron grill and thus were not visible, their fame was second to none.

This year’s extraordinary Vivaldi by Candlelight program, created by music director Gerald Elias, features Leslie Henrie and Krista Utrilla, performing virtuoso Vivaldi concertos written for their predecessors of three hundred years. Join UCCD for our annual gala as we explore how women have a rich history of shaping the world of music!

Vivaldi by Candlelight is the signature fundraising gala of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and directly supports our mission and programs - funds raised through this year's Vivaldi by Candlelight Concert will benefit Young Diplomats of Utah  - a program that engages youth ages 14-20 empowering them to grow as a globally engaged citizen by enhancing cultural awareness, developing leadership skills, and connecting to the community through volunteerism and service. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

The minimum age is 10.

Featuring musician members of:

Sinfonia 10

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.