WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alberghini Fine Violins and Reed Yeboah Fine Violins are proud to present a very special concert and exhibition of 18th Century violins by Antonio Stradivari and his contemporaries under the Cultural Sponsorship of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C.
The concert, which is part of the celebration for the year of Italian Culture in the United States, will take place at 7:30pm on May 10th, 2013 at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Virtuoso violinist Arnaud Sussmann will be performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons accompanied by the National Chamber Ensemble.
The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, expressed his satisfaction for this exceptional event: "I am both happy and honored to be able to support this very special concert and exhibition at the Phillips Collection. Music is part of Italy's national identity and, in the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, it is only fitting that these world famous instruments, created by expert Italian craftsmanship, should be performing in the nation's capital and be on display for people to admire."
Mr. Alberghini, who specializes in brokering fine Italian instruments in New York City, explains, "The work of 17th and 18th Century Cremonese violin makers marks the standard by which all other successful instrument makers have worked up to this day, but the legacy left by Antonio Stradivari and his contemporaries have shaped the way we think about sound and tone production."
Born in Nebraska, Julie Reed-Yeboah, the owner of Reed Yeboah Fine Violins, having made a distinguished career both in Europe and the United States as a restorer and curator says that "It has been a privilege to work with these great instruments my whole life and also a great responsibility to curate and give the instruments proper care so that they can be enjoyed by future generations."
Both Ms. Reed and Mr. Alberghini express their gratitude to the Embassy of the Italy and Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, the Phillips Collection and Bastianich Winery for the support.
There will be a welcome wine reception at 6:30pm and a concert at 7:30pm followed by an exhibition of rare violins and reception in the galleries.
Due to the limited seating available for this event RSVP is required.
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