As an original way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Arion presents under the inspired direction of Australian violinist Sophie Gent a felicitous mix of Italian and English baroque concerti grossi, in a program that weaves together music and poems evocative of love’s emotional complexities and delights.

Concert program

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sinfonias
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697-1763) Concerti grossi no. 5 and no.10, after Corelli
  • Capel Bond (1730-1790) Concerti grossi no. 2 and no. 5
  • Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) Concerto in d minor H.116, op. 7; Concerto grosso no. 12 in d minor, “la Folia”, after Corelli
  • Charles Avison (1709-1770) Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in d minor, after Scarlatti
  • Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (ca.1690-1757) Ciaccona in A Major
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Guest Artist(s)

Sophie Gent

Sophie Gent

Australian-born violinist Sophie Gent studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Ryo Terakado. She has since become one of Europe’s most highly regarded baroque violinists, and is extremely active as a soloist, orchestral leader, chamber musician, and recording artist. See the full biography of Sophie Gent


  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 19:30