2013 Concerts in Rome
An amazing experience going out of Rome to the Archaelogical Park where part of the old (original) Appian way is still used.
A very bumpy ride in a taxi over huge cobblestones took us to the Villa Quintile where the concert was being held. The sun was getting low, and as we sat looking at the ruins and the park surrounding them, the sun began to set and got dark. Apart from the lights for the concert, there was very little illumination around, and the stars were bright. The performers were a trio of a counter-tenor, theorbo and chittaroni player and harpsichordist. Although it was a small group with no amplification, they were all easily heard. All early baroque music, and performed exquisitely.
We also went to a Baroque ensemble performance in a courtyard of the Castel d'Angelo, not far from our apartment. Starting at 9pm and standing room only, it was another beautifully played performance of Vivaldi and Bach.
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