An hour of music by Italian composers that span centuries, from the early music of Paganini and Vivaldi to romantic Respighi (Ancient Airs and Dances), to Italian-American Henry Mancini; such treasured music! Learn how Rachmaninov was inspired by Paganini when he composed his piano concerto “Variations On a Theme of Paganini,” and hear the most famous variations. Of course, Italians love their opera, and our tenor Don O’Neal LeBlanc will sing the greatest hits of Puccini and Rossini opera, and a Verdi aria heard in 18 different movies. Pianist Dr. Heejung Kang, violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, plus guest artist and Spring resident, Jeffrey Adams on flute.
Arlington Museum of Art
201 West Main Street
Ticket price: $35 adults $30 seniors $15 students