Ergo Musica
Upcoming Performances
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Ergo Musica was conceived by Adriana Zoppo in 2008 as a series of concerts featuring the viola d’amore, but is now the presenter of concerts of various types including those using period instruments. Adriana plays violin, viola, baroque violin and viola, and  viola d’amore professionally in California. She is a winner of the Beverly Hills Auditions of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters, and the Director of the Glendale Noon Concerts sub-series featuring Ergo Musica.
The Viola d’amore
The viola d’amore is a string instrument most popular in 17th & 18th century Europe, though compositions were written for it into the 1900s. It resembles the violin and viol family of stringed instruments, sharing characteristics with both. Like the violin, it is held up by the arm to play and does not use frets on the fingerboard, its sizes closely resembling those of the viola. It has a flat back, like the viol, and similarly, 6-7 strings. However, the viola d’amore has an equal number of sympathetically vibrating strings that give it unique silvery overtones. It often has the carved head of a blindfolded cupid (“amore”) instead of a scroll.
February 15, 2012  Glendale Noon Concerts
                           AllDayNight, music & songs
Frederic Michot & Adriana Zoppo
Ergo Musica
October 5, 2011  Viola d'amore,  Baroque Flute & Harpsichord

June 1, 2011  Viola d'amore & Baroque Viola
June 5, 2013  Glendale Noon Concerts
                          Viola d'amore, Viola,  Harpsichord
Sept 19, 2012  Glendale Noon Concerts
                                      Viola d'Amore, Baroque Flutes
February 6, 2013  Glendale Noon Concerts
Viola d'amore, Baroque Violin & Viola da gamba  
November 2, 2016 Glendale Noon Concerts
Cantata bwv 152
September 18, 2013 Glendale Noon Concerts
Lute, Viola d'amore
May 21, 2014 Glendale Noon Concerts
Baroque oboe, Viola d'amore, baroque violin
October 1, 2014 Glendale Noon Concerts
  viola d'amore, baroque cello
Vielle (hurdy gurdy), baroque violin
February 18, 2015 Glendale Noon Concerts
viola d'amore, baroque flute, baroque cello
May 6, 2015 Glendale Noon Concerts
September 16, 2015 Glendale Noon Concerts
Viola d'Amore, baroque violin & viola, baroque cello
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Baroque Violin, Viola d'Amore
Baroque Cello, Viola da Gamba
November 28, 2015 Edendale Up Close
May 18, 2016 Glendale Noon Concerts
Arthur Omura, harpsichord
September 7, 2016 Glendale Noon Concerts
Adriana Zoppo, Viola d'Amore
Justin Haynes, Viola da Gamba