Beethoven’s only violin concerto will be performed by the Daytona Solisti Chamber Players with Ukrainian violinist and Daytona Solisti concertmaster Olga Kolpakova during the group's annual Valentine's Day concert on Sunday, Feb. 11.
The group will perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, during its "Romancing the Strings" concert, to take place at 3:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, at 1035 W. Granada Blvd. A $15 donation is requested at the door.
The concert also will include Franz Joseph Haydn’s Allegro from Concerto for Violin and Harpsichord in F Major, Hob. XVII 6, featuring Solisti music director and founder Susan Pitard Acree on violin and Paige Dashner Long on harpsichord. Long has performed with Daytona Solisti since it began in 2005 and commissioned her harpsichord for performances with Daytona Solisti.
Also, the Solisti chamber players will debut an original work by principal cellist Joseph Corporon, his "Theme and Variations on Schmücke Dich," a Lutheran hymn whose melody was written in 1649 by German composer Johann Cruger and later adopted by J. S. Bach.