Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Next date: Thursday, 08 September 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

A colourful illustration of Antonio Vivaldi

The quintessential baroque masterpiece

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

This concert also includes a concerto by Corelli and the world premiere of celebrated Victoria composer Calvin Bowman's Daylesford Music, commissioned by residents of Daylesford.

Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major Op 6 no 4
Calvin Bowman Daylesford Music
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons

“The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra has long been one of the city's most valuable musical assets, constantly performing at a high standard, programs that are both imaginative and accessible.” – Sydney Morning Herald

 

Dates and Locations

Portland Arts Centre, 4A Glenelg Street, Portland 3305

When

  • Thursday, 08 September 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Casterton Town Hall, 71 Henty Street, Casterton 3311

When

  • Friday, 09 September 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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