This preview has been provided by Chamber Music Wilmington.

Chamber Music Wilmington presents its third concert of the season on December 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 PM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in partnership with the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour. A pre-concert talk with the artists will be held at 5:45 in the church. So come early, bring friends, and enjoy a wonderful evening of music. See below for ticket information.

The Vivaldi Project Ensemble of Washington DC is composed of some of the country’s leading baroque music performers and brings to life music as it would have been heard in the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments including strings, the theorbo (an antique form of lute). In addition, world-renowned recording artist Elaine Funaro will join on harpsichord.

The evening offers a wonderful sampling of some of Vivaldi’s most brilliant concertos: two orchestral concertos, solo concertos for violin, cello, and the exquisite viola d’amore–selections we delight in every Christmas season. The old world charm of St. Paul’s Church adds to our listening pleasure and brings perfect closure to the Candlelight Tour’s weekend.

[This 8 member ensemble performs with]… ”buoyant spirit, expressive warmth….virtuosity…[their concert was] simply breath taking…” – the Baltimore Sun

Individual tickets for “Viva Vivaldi” are $25, and can be ordered by mail at Kenan Box Office, 601 College Road, Wilmington NC 28403 or by phoning 910 962 3500. Tickets may also be purchased online at, or at the door. There are discounts for students and members of the military. CMW can be reached by phone at 910 343 1079, or viewed on the web at

Chamber Music Wilmington is funded in part by a grant from the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.