Elisa's Italian Adventure

Directed by Elisa Citterio

Elisa’s Italian Adventure

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Wed Oct 11 at 7pm, Thu Oct 12, Fri Oct 13, Sat Oct 14, 2017 at 8pm, Sun Oct 15 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map Learn more about subscriptions

Series 1, 2, 4, 5

Take a Grand Tour across baroque Italy with our new Music Director as your guide.

“Freshness, liveliness and even a touch of (the) Mediterranean… have been brought by Italian violinist Elisa Citterio.” – L’Ape Musicale (on her 2015 Tafelmusik concert)

No 18th-century Grand Tour was complete without a taste of of La Bella Italia. Join Tafelmusik’s new Music Director Elisa Citterio as she leads you through the sights, sounds, and tastes of her home country: the sunny hilltops and shady lagoons, gilded theatres and dusty churches, the orchards and vineyards that inspired Italy’s great baroque composers.

From Vivaldi’s “Autumn” to Fontana’s sonatas (written in Elisa’s hometown, Brescia), Steffani’s dramatic suites to Locatelli’s energetic concertos, the innovations and passions of Italy’s musicians are all to be found here. Join us to welcome Elisa to Tafelmusik’s home venue, in her debut as Music Director at Trinity-St Paul’s Centre.

Pre-Concert Chats
Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before each show with Tafelmusik musicians Patricia Ahern (violin) and Dominic Teresi (bassoon).


  • Fontana Sonata XIV a 3
  • Castello Sonata X a 3
  • Steffani Suite from Niobe
  • Locatelli Concerto for 4 violins, op. 4, no. 12
  • Brescianello Suite in G Minor
  • Vivaldi “Autumn” from The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi Concerto for 2 oboes in C Major

Concert run time: Our best estimate at this time is approximately 2 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.