Ergo Musica
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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.
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February 15, 2012  Glendale Noon Concerts
       AllDayNight, music & songs
by
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
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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  
May 21, 2014 Glendale Noon Concerts
Lot Demeyer, baroque oboe   
Adriana Zoppo, viola d'amore, baroque violin
September 18, 2013 Glendale Noon Concerts
Lute, Viola d'amore