Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Laura Colgate, violin

Sunday, December 20, 2020 · 2:00 pm
Strathmore
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Le quattro stagioni (“The Four Seasons”), Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
La primavera (“Spring”), RV 269 Allegro—Largo—Allegro: Danza pastorale
L'estate (“Summer”), RV 315 Allegro non molto—Adagio—Presto
L'autunno (“Autumn”), RV 293 Allegro—Adagio molto—Allegro
L'inverno (“Winter”), RV 297 Allegro non molto—Largo—Allegro 

Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved classic, The Four Seasons, is presented in its entirety. The inspiration for The Four Seasons came from a set of four anonymous sonnets, one for each season, from which Vivaldi took descriptive phrases to direct the development of musical ideas. This makes the concertos an early form of program music, creating stories without words.  

Due to the new Montgomery County Executive Order, we will no longer be able to host our annual Handel’s Messiah in December this year.  In lieu of these new restrictions on gatherings, we will showcase our new Concertmaster Laura Colgate playing violin in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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