ABO + Frey: Boccherini & Sammartini
Thu 2 March @ 19:00 - 21:00$40 – $185
Few places in the world express inspiration and romance the way the Spanish Steps in Rome do, for centuries a meeting place for painters, musicians, poets and lovers.
The world’s most famous staircase, at the base of the Piazza di Spagna in this spectacular concert starring the leading Canadian-American cellist Elinor Frey in her Australian debut. Awarded Quebec’s Opus Prize for ‘Performer of the Year’ in 2021, Elinor reveals the rich and wondrous sounds of the Baroque cello in rarely performed works by Boccherini and Sammartini.
The Italian-born Boccherini’s deep affinity with Spain is vividly alive in his music – the bustle, distant lulls and night noises of Madrid. Musical connections symbolised by the sweep of the Roman Baroque style Spanish Steps linking the Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Embassy – the oldest in the world) with the Chiesa di Trinità dei Monti, one of Rome’s most popular tourist destinations.
This concert will be as monumental as it is sexy and haunting.