Seattle Baroque Orchestra: The Four Seasons
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
Preconcert lecture at 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle
Composed in 1725, The Four Seasons is arguably the most popular work from the Baroque period, and has become a format for the display of violin virtuosity. Vivaldi’s composition is also program music at its finest, displaying life’s sights and sounds perfectly in music, such as barking dogs, heat stroke, lightning storms, and sleeping drunkards. Guest flutist Janet See will augment the Orchestra, presenting two of Vivaldi’s best known programmatic concerti for flute, Il Gardellino and La Notte.
Violin soloist Carrie Krause is concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony and New Trinity Baroque, performs regularly with Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland) and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and is currently a student at the Julliard School’s program in historical performance.
Janet See is one of today’s outstanding performers on Baroque and classical flute. For over 30 years she has performed as a soloist, in chamber music, and in orchestras throughout North America and Europe. Among her highly acclaimed recordings are the Vivaldi Concertos and the complete Bach Flute Sonatas, both recorded on the Harmonia Mundi label.
Seattle Baroque Orchestra will perform The Four Seasons program in Richland, WA on Sunday, April 12 as part of Camerata Musica’s Chamber Music for the Tri-Cities series. Learn more at www.cameratamusica.com.
Carrie Krause, Photo: Heather McIntosh