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The Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, will host two concerts by violin virtuoso Maestro Matteo Fedeli, A Stradivari for the People, Saturday, June 20th and Monday, June 22nd to benefit The Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation.
In the intimate and beautiful setting of the Charleston Library Society, Fedeli will play the precious violin of Antonio Stradivari 1715 “Ex Bazzini” accompanied by pianist Maestro Andrea Carcano in aprogram featuring compositions by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Paganini, Fauré, de Falla, Brahms and Williams.
Saturday, June 20
Opening Reception, Concert and After Party
The Sylvan Gallery will host a pre-concert reception at 171 King Street at 6:30, followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Library Society. A post-concert reception with complimentary heavy hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuringfine Italian wines will follow the concert. Tickets are $65.
Monday, June 22
Opening Reception, Concert and Dinner at Muse
The VIP Concert will be an exquisite affair. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-concert reception at Reinert Fine Art, 179 King Street, then moves across the street to Maestro Fedeli’s performance at the Library Society at 6:30 p.m. It will be followed by a post-concert dinner and open bar at Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar, 82 Society Street. Tickets are $125.
Maestro Matteo Fedeli is probably the only living violinist in the world that has played no fewer than 24 of Antonio Stradavari’s instruments, the acclaimed master, whose violins are considered the best stringed instruments ever made.
There are only 50 existing Stradavarius instruments in the world that demonstrate “perfect technical refinement, and the capacity to produce a pure, yet intense and powerful voice, which emphasizes an always ample sound having crystalline luminous character, capable of innumerable nuances.” All of these instruments are valued in the multiple millions of dollars.
The Charleston concerts will be part of Fedeli’s solo series, A Stradivarius for the People, accompanied by pianist Maestro Andrea Carcano. This formula is winning resounding success as listening to this music pairs the opportunity to touch the instrument and also listen to general and technical discussions directly from the voice of the protagonist, Matteo Fedeli. He also plays a series of concerts in Italy and all over the world accompanied by the finest orchestras.