A concert that commemorates the end of our featured composer, yet a beautiful beginning to the new year for SDEMS! After years in Venice and great success, Vivaldi goes to Vienna for a new start, hoping for patronage. Tragically, he is cut off both by his intended patron's death--and then his own. Hear bothe the master's final violin and strings concerti as well as rarely heard works by some of his competitors, Galuppi, Reutter, Holzbauer and Reinhardt. They will be performed by the acclaimed Europa Galante under the direction of renowned violinist Fabio Biondi.