Academy of Ancient Music - The Art of the Italian Concerto

Wednesday 6 March 2024
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
AAM leader Bojan Čičić takes us on a return trip to baroque Italy, in this celebration of the Italian concerto in all its wildly entertaining forms – from Vivaldi’s Venice to the splendour of Rome.

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Wednesday 6 March 2024 19:30

Take the warmth of Italy. Add the energy of the baroque, plus the novelty and glamour of the very latest in musical technology: the violin. Today we celebrate the Italian concerto, a sunburst of creativity, flamboyance and sheer musical imagination that took Europe by storm – and transformed the way we listen. Tonight, we’ll meet some old friends: who doesn’t love the showmanship and melody of Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico, or the unchained exuberance of a Corelli Concerto Grosso? Locatelli, Valentini and Mossi are less well-known, but every bit as entertaining. AAM’s leader Bojan Čičić leads a hand-picked team of virtuoso players to rediscover a fabulous lost world: music that never loses its power to seduce, dazzle and delight. There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


A limited number of tickets is available for under-35s as part of AAM’s AAMplify Audiences scheme. To find out more, visit



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Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes