Antonio Vivaldi was one of history’s most prolific composers, with his best works hitting the classical top-ten charts for centuries.
Enjoy the colorful ingenuity of his Four Seasons, performed by two virtuoso MacPhail violinists and the MacPhail Chamber Orchestra. Highlighting the music’s shifting textures and moods will be projected images by Minnesota photographers Alice Gebura and Layne Kennedy, who capture the four seasons in all their glory.
The Vivaldi is paired with its 20th-century counterpart, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. This 20th-century work borrows themes from Vivaldi and mixes them with the irresistibly sultry harmonies of Tango tunes.
Vivaldi: Concerto for Oboe in F Major
Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Gail Olszewski, harpsichord
Vivaldi: Il Furore
Andrea Leap, soprano; members of the MacPhail Chamber Orchestra
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Stephanie Arado and Marc Levine, solo violin; MacPhail Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Mischa Santora
(Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.)