November 10, 2020
The Anne Jenkins Memorial Concert Series welcomes you to Vivaldi’s masterful “The Four Seasons!” Tonight, the ISO’s chamber ensemble will perform Vivaldi’s complete.
Tonight’s performance is dedicated to celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas McLaughlin, past president, lifelong ISO patron and ardent believer in the power of music..
Watch online: ImperialSymphony.org/live
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist, teacher and Roman Catholic priest, whose compositions include sacred choral works, operas and concertos.
The Four Seasons is a group of concerti written around 1716-17 and published with accompanying sonnets to further underscore the flowing creeks, singing birds and buzzing flies represented in the music. While the author of the sonnets is unknown, many theorize that Vivaldi wrote them since each sonnet is broken into sections that align neatly with the movements of the concerti. This “program muisc” or narrative music even includes instructions from the composer. With instructions in the music’s score to play “like a barking dog” or “like a sleeping goatherd,” performers have to use their imaginations to achieve the sound Vivaldi had in mind.
The work comprises four concerti, each with three movements (fast-slow-fast).
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Dr. Nina Kim, Concertmaster (soloist)
Alvaro Pereiro, Associate Concertmaster
Sarah Morrison, 1st Violin
Marina Tucker, Principal 2nd Violin
Joshua Dampier, 2nd Violin
Tracy Thielen, Principal Viola
Lorenzo Sanchez, Viola
Michael Sedloff, Principal Cello
Edevaldo Mulla, Cello
Michael Lawson, Principal Bass
Linda Charlton, Harpsichord
Maestro Mark Thielen, Music Director
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