The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is proud to present
THE FABULOUS BUONONCINI BROTHERS
The concert will take place on
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m
in the Memorial Chapel at Third Baptist Church
620 N. Grand, St. Louis, 63103
(2:30 p.m. – Pre-Concert remarks by Dr. Bruce Carvell)
The program will feature cantatas and madrigals by Giovanni Maria Bononcini and his sons, Giovanni Battista and Antonio Maria. Giovanni the Elder was a noted violinist and composer based in Modena, Italy. His sons, both cellists, established themselves as premier musicians in Italy and the Imperial Court in Vienna. Giovanni Battista eventually moved to London, where he was Handel’s chief rival. Antonio, based largely in Vienna, left a significant legacy with his music. All of the music on this program has been newly transcribed and edited for our performance and will feature the first performances in St. Louis.