Arizona Vivaldi Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Arcosanti
 
The maestro’s magic in song, dance and glass

Celebrate the 17th edition of the Arizona Vivaldi Festival with an evening of music, dance and Venetian glassblowing on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Arcosanti.

The Arizona Vivaldi Festival received its premiere in 1998 at Arcosanti at the personal invitation of Paolo Soleri. It has been an Arcosanti tradition ever since. Each year, a new approach to Vivaldi’s music is suggested; the 2014 edition is no exception.

[photo by David DeGomez, text Arcosanti Public Relations]

This year’s festival begins with an after-hours tour of Arcosanti, followed by a sumptuous dinner from chef M. Ali Sadiqi in the Arcosanti Cafe.  After dinner, the audience will adjourn to the iconic Arcosanti Vaults for dessert and live glassblowing from Joshua Dopp of Highway Hotshop before settling into the Colly Soleri Music Center outdoor amphitheater for the main performance.  With arias from soprano Eileen Mager accompanied by pianist Gaynell Cronin and dance from Terpsicore Dance Company and Zona Flamenca, the the magic of Vivaldi is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

5:00 pm tour
6:00 pm dinner (RSVP required)
7:00 pm dessert & glassblowing demonstration
7:30 pm performance

$40 inclusive, $20 performance only ($10 student)
For tickets and reservations, call Arcosanti at 928.632.7135.

MENU

Antipasto
Fresh Mozzarella with Purple Basil
Primo
Venetian Risotto with Butternut Squash

Secondo
Grilled Trout -or- Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Sorrel & Vermouth Broth

Contorno
Spinach Sauteed with Truffle Oil
Baby Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Herbs

Insalata
Radicchio, Tangerines, Melon & Pastrami

Dolce
Sweet Polenta Souffle with Gianduja Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Sauce

PROGRAM (no intermission)

Introduction by Michel Sarda, founder of the Vivaldi Festival

Remembering Paolo Soleri: Et in terra pax hominibus (Peace on earth to people of good will) from Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 589  (recorded)

Terpsicore Dance Company

Midnight Rush – based on Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos
followed by Ave Maria
Dancers: Aidan Schubert, Alex Papazian, Alissa Dill, Aubree Dagilis, Leela Fazzuoli

Eileen Mager, soprano, accompanied at the piano by Gaynell Cronin

Cantata, Aure, voi piu non siete, RV 652

Terpsicore Dance Company

Fandango – music by Boccherini (String quintet with guitar)
Dancers: Aidan Schubert, Alex Papazian, Alissa Dill, Aubree Dagilis, Leela Fazzuoli

Eileen Mager, soprano, accompanied at the piano by Gaynell Cronin

Three Vivaldi opera arias:
1 – Col placer della mia fide, from Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700
2 – Sposa son disprezzata, from Bajazet, RV 703
3 – Ben conosco a poco a poco, from Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700

Zona Flamenca, with Bernadette Gaxiola

Vivaldi Flamenco
Fandango, music by Padre Soler – Finale

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