Rediscover the violoncello da spalla, a beautiful five stringed cello from the 18th century that’s held like a violin. The violoncello da spalla community is small, but global, and performers and instrument designers exchange information across the globe—it’s resurgence as a vibrant, known instrument would not have been possible without technology. This program explores the violoncello do spalla’s roles as a solo, obligato, and continuo instrument through several works by Bach, and a virtuosic reimagining of a classic work by Handel.
Featuring William Hurd, violincello da spalla, Kimberly Galva, violin, Victor Holmes, bass, Mary Findley, harpsichord, Lauren Anderson, alto
Invite your friends near and far – with the online format there’s a seat for everyone!