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Pieces of Autumn

Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8:00PM

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will be performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C Major (“Linz”) and Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from The Four Seasons. This performance will feature Andrew Wang, violin; Oliver Schlaffer, cello; and Alex McDonald, piano; performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano.

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Tickets  are available by telephone (972.252.4800), or email.

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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.

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra: A Symphony For All Seasons

Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm

Join the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra as they move through the seasons with the classics! The LCSO will be performing Grieg’s In Autumn, Glazunov’s “Autumn” from The Seasons, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

The opening Andante in D Major starts with chords played by the orchestra contrasting with a sunny woodwind theme. The tension slowly builds to a D Minor Allegro section in sonata form. The orchestra takes up the main theme in D Minor taken from a song entitled “Autumn Storm.” After the main theme, you’ll hear a secondary theme in F Major. The development brings the return of previous themes through a series of restless modulations. After a slower section for horn and strings, the recapitulation brings the return of the main themes. The overture concludes with a triumphant reprise of the opening woodwind theme.

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in F Minor

The Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in F Minor by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams dates from 1954. Vaughan Williams wrote the concerto for Philip Catelinet, principal tubist of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and Catelinet was the soloist in the premiere on 13 June 1954, with Sir John Barbirolli conducting. Catelinet was also the soloist in the work’s first recording made that same year, again with Barbirolli and the LSO.

While at first viewed as the eccentric idea of an aging composer, the concerto soon became one of Vaughan Williams’ most popular works, and an essential part of the tuba repertoire. The work is in three movements:

Season Tickets for the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra are priced as low as $53 and Single Tickets as low as $15!

All are available by telephone (972.252.4800), fax (972.252.4877), or by email info@lascolinassymphony.org