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Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

An introduction to Dynamic Duos by Music Director Elisa Citterio

Two instruments played by two musicians, whose dialogue with each other offer a lively exchange of themes, virtuosity, sweet melodies, and dancing rhythms. The duo represents chamber music that is reduced to its essence, but is no less rich. Indeed, listening to just two instruments that sing or accompany in turn allows one to highlight the characteristics and possibilities of each individual instrument. The combinations of timbres evoke, by their very nature, different passions of the soul. The form of the duo reminds us that music is a profound dialogue not only between those who play, but also those who listen, since there is ultimately no dialogue without an audience.

Elisa Citterio
Music Director

Dynamic Duos
Thursday, June 17, 2021


Antonio Vivaldi

Sonata for 2 violins in G Major senza basso, RV 71
Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro

Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins

François Couperin

13e Concert à 2 instrumens à l’unisson
Vivement – Air: Agréablement – Sarabande: Tendrement – Chaconne: Légère

Dominic Teresi, bassoon | Felix Deak, viola da gamba

Georg Philipp Telemann

Canonic sonata no. 1 in G Major
Vivace – Adagio – Allegro

John Abberger, oboe | Cristina Zacharias, violin

Alessandro Rolla

Duo for 2 violas in F Major, B1:11
Allegro espressivo – Cantabile scherzoso – Rondeau: Presto

Brandon Chui & Patrick G. Jordan, violas

Joseph Saggione
fl. 1680–1733

Sonata no. 1 in D Minor for 2 bass instruments
Andante ma largo – Adagio – Allegro ma non presto – Presto

Felix Deak, viola da gamba | Pippa Macmillan, violone

Alessandro Besozzi

Duo for oboe & bassoon in F Major
Largo – Allegro

Marco Cera, oboe | Dominic Teresi, bassoon

Jean-Marie Leclair

Sonate à 2 violons sans basse, op. 3, no. 5
Allegro ma poco – Gavotta: andante gratioso – Presto

Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins

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Credit: Elisa Citterio by Daniel Banko, Banko Media