Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Presents The Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is unmistakably his most famous work. It may be one of the most frequently performed and recorded works in the Baroque repertoire, but when was the last time you really listened to Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons? Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents The Four Seasons Four Pack.

The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, “Winter” is peppered with silvery staccato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas “Summer” evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement is often dubbed “Storm.”

The concertos were first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve concerti, Vivaldi’s Op. 8, entitled II cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (The Contest between Harmony and Invention). The first four concertos were designated Le quattro stagioni, each being named after a season. Each one is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones. At the time of writing The Four Seasons, the modern solo form of the concerto had not yet been defined (typically a solo instrument and accompanying orchestra). Vivaldi’s original arrangement for solo violin with string quartet and basso continuo helped to define the form.3

Maestro Robert Carter Austin conducts the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra in several programs of Seasonal concertos featuring this ubiquitous masterpiece.

At these concerts, you’ll have the opportunity to listen closely and rediscover Vivaldi’s most dramatic work for yourself, as well as hear lesser known works from this epoch in the history of music!

Experience all of The Four Seasons for as low as $40. Order Tickets Now!

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra performs at the Irving Arts Center in Carpenter Hall, located 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, TX.  For more information call:m 972-252-4800.

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