Classical Warmth of Italy comes to Midtown

Classical Warmth of Italy comes to Midtown at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Photo from the Sinfonia Spirituosa website.

A Mediterranean climate sounds rather good this week, as Sacramentans continue to experience a rather long and pronounced cold snap. Italy perhaps is warmer, but going there on such short notice isn’t doable.

Going to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (2620 Capitol Ave.) to hear some lovely Italian music, however, seems like a splendid idea. A soul-warming one, even.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, Trinity hosts Sinfonia Spirituosa as its musicians present “An Afternoon in Italy.” Here’s how they describe the program’s six works:

“Harmonically rich and rhythmically playful, Francesco Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso Op. 2, No. 4 in D Major, steps out of winter into spring with the sunny trio of soloists flutist Cathie Apple, violinist Tyler Lewis, and cellist Timothy Stanley.

“Bassoonist David A. Wells will perform Sonata No. 8 from Arcangelo Corelli’s famous and tremendously influential Opus 5.

“As part of our Mentorship Program, we are especially proud and excited to collaborate with 11 talented students from the Davis Senior High Baroque Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these young musicians shine as we celebrate Domenico Scarlatti’s inspiration for the Concerto Grosso in D Minor No. 5 by Charles Avison.

“All the color, character and energy of the Four Seasons are packed into the emotional roller coaster ride of Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, an exhilarating tour de force featuring concertmaster Jubal Fulks.

“The Andante Stacatto e Piano of Antonio Caldera, with its charming dialog and elegant lilt, provides a thoughtful respite that nods toward a later style.

“Bringing our concert to a vibrant end, the plucking and strumming of harpsichord, baroque guitar, arch lute and theorbo drive the imaginative, French-influenced variations of the grand Chaconne in A Major by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello.”

Advance tickets, available online, are $25 general and $10 for students; general admission is $30 at the door.