Plus Fours! Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, Vivaldi

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor


Concerto grosso in F Major, op. 3, no. 4b


Concerto for 4 violins in D Major, TWV 40:202


Concerto grosso for 4 violins, 2 violas and continuo, op. 4, no. 12


Concerto grosso in F Major, op. 6, no. 2, HWV 320


Concerto for 4 violins in B Minor, op. 3, no. 10, RV 580

Baroque invention, contrast, and brilliance is on display as Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer leads works by four great Baroque composers for groups of four (and more!) musicians. Vivaldi’s propulsive Concerto for 4 violins and orchestra is set against Telemann’s work for 4 violins alone, while Locatelli throws violas into the mix. Two grand concertos for orchestra by Handel merge dramatic fervor with compositional prowess.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, this concert will be streamed live from the North Shore Center. Patrons can watch the concert live on May 9 or on demand; a small audience may be admitted based on updated guidelines.