- February 23, 2023
The Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra’s annual “Romancing the Strings” concert will feature a work that one music scholar called an “Everest” – Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.
“Romancing the Strings,” which Daytona Solisti presents every year around Valentine’s Day, will showcase baroque masterpieces this year. The performance will include two works by J. S. Bach, his Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, featuring violinists Zoriy Zinger and Olga Kolpakova, and a string orchestra transcription of his monumental Chaconne in D Minor from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004.
Antonio Vivaldi’s “Winter” Concerto from his “The Four Seasons” will be performed by violin soloist Paulo Torres. The Overture Op. 2 No. 2 by English composer William Boyce will open the concert, and German composer Georg Philipp Telemann’s Don Quixote Burlesque will conclude it.
Daytona Solisti is celebrating its 17th concert season this year. Music Director Susan Pitard Acree conducts the orchestra.
“Romancing the Strings” will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 1035 W. Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach. A $20 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call Acree at 386-562-5423, or go online at daytonasolisti.com for additional information and directions.