Shippensburg Orchestra to feature string players in an ’18th Century Musical Feast’
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg University Community Orchestra, conducted by Mark Hartman, will present “An 18th Century Musical Feast” at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University.
The free concert will feature Baroque and Classical masterpieces by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn with violinist Elizabeth Field and cellist Stephanie Vial, founders and directors of the Vivaldi Project, Chambersburg Strings teacher Cindy Scanzello, and orchestra director Mark Hartman.
The Vivaldi Project is a premier period instrument ensemble dedicated to presenting 17th- and 18th-century string repertoire. The name, The Vivaldi Project, refers not only to the group’s core repertoire―the extraordinary works of the virtuoso violinist and composer, Antonio Vivaldi―but also the project of probing into the roots of Vivaldi’s distinctive musical style. V
ivaldi’s innovative contributions to string writing, the concerto genre, and programmatic orchestral music place him as a pivotal figure between earlier baroque composers and later classical composers. The Vivaldi Project explores this link from Vivaldi and Corelli to, to J.S. Bach and his sons, and ultimately to Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.