Arts & Events

New: The Berkeley Activist's Calendar:
Berkeley Public Meetings and Civic Events for November 25-December 1, 2018

Adolfo Cabral, for Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Sunday November 25, 2018 - 02:16:00 PM

Sunday, November 25 -more-

Berkeley Public Meetings and Civic Events for November 18-24, 2018

Adolfo Cabral
Friday November 16, 2018 - 10:51:00 AM

Sunday, November 18 -more-

Vivaldi the Teacher: A Philharmonia Baroque Concert

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Friday November 16, 2018 - 10:50:00 AM

One only had to listen well to Sunday’s concert, November 11, at Berkeley’s First Congregational Church to understand why Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra entitled its series of concerts celebrating Antonio Vivaldi’s music “Vivaldi the Teacher.” In his insistence on giving a distinct musical voice to a soloist or soloists over against an instrumental tutti, Vivaldi paved the way for the development of the concerto. In this respect, and in many others, Vivaldi was a key figure in the transition from late Baroque to early Classical style. -more-