LACO Presents Baroque: JIJI + Vivaldi
Los Angeles County Orchestra (LACO)’s Baroque Series concludes with a selection of masterworks from the Italian Baroque led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, among them Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor for Guitar, featuring South Korean guitarist JIJI, “a graceful and nuanced player” (Kansas City Star). Principal Cello Andrew Shulman is also a soloist on the program that includes Cello Concerto No. 3 in D minor by Leo, who was considered Scarlatti’s heir apparent; Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor; Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons; and Charles Avison’s Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti, No. 6 in D major. Two contemporary works inspired by the era round out the program – Caroline Shaw’s Stucco & Brocatelle and Max Richter’s recomposed version of “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.