Anyone looking for a diet of Italian baroque could have found pure gluttony at Thursday's one-night-only Concerto Soloists concert at the Convention Center.
Manfredini, Corelli, Scarlatti, Torelli, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Albinoni - music director Mark Mostovoy assembled a program that was homogenous, if nothing else. The only problem was, it all tasted the same. Almost every work was about 10 minutes long, three movements, and in the same, formulaic style.
Not even the presence of piccolo trumpeter David Bilger added much in the way of contrast.