General admission for children 17 years and under is always free

Weekend Concert Series


Alessandro Scarlatti's La caduta de'Decemviri

Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Alessandro Scarlatti, La caduta de'Decemviri (1697) - Boston Premiere

Scarlatti's unrecorded opera tells the story of Virginia, the hero of Roman republicanism during the tyrannical rule of the ten men (Decemviri), and the wicked Appio Claudio. Beginning a few days after the performance, on Thursday, February 14, Botticelli's painting of the story of Virginia arrives at the Gardner as part of our special exhibition, Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes.


Appio Claudio: Daniel Moody
Valeria: Sarah Shafer
Icilio: Tim Keeler
Virginia: Marguerite Krull
Lucio: Matthew Anderson
Claudia: Amy Van Roekel
Servilla: Justine Aronson
Flacco: Peter Walker

Instrumental Ensemble
Beth Wenstrom, violin
Edwin Huizinga, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Adriane Post, violin
Karina Schmitz, viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello 
Loren Ludwig, viola da gamba
Doug Balliett, violone
Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo
Elliot Figg, harpsichord and organ

Steven Marquardt, trumpet
Paul Perfetti, trumpet


Tickets are required and include Museum admission.


Adults $36, seniors $33, members $24, students & children 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $31, seniors $28, members $19, students & children 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

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The Weekend Concert Series is generously sponsored in part by Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Music at the Gardner is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; Diane Gipson; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Charles Rendeiro; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d'Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.