From the very first concerto highlighting the Teatro Alla Moda theme in Arion’s third concert of the season, the composer Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco proved to be the perfect choice to contrast February’s dreary weather. Sweet subtle inflections of delicately executed pairings of strings with harpsichord- harmonizing created a stylish French lightness . Rhythmically uplifting, this concerto in D major put us all in a spirited mood exemplified by the guest violinist Amandine Beyer.
Indeed, her casual manner of dress and winning, warm smile made us feel we had been invited to an informal cheerful gathering of gorgeous baroque music.
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