Vivaldi's Four Seasons


Thursday 31 March 2022, 11.00am

Perth Concert Hall

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Vivaldi's Four Seasons

George Frideric HANDEL arr. Hamilton Harty Water Music – Suite (16 mins)

Allegro deciso

Antonio VIVALDI The Four Seasons (39 mins)

La primavera (Spring)
L’estate (Summer)
L’autunno (Autumn)
L’inverno (Winter)

John Keene conductor
Laurence Jackson
violin / director

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Cecilia Sun. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 9.40am in the Main Auditorium.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons Listening Guide

Did you know?

Handel's Water Music was first performed by 50 musicians on a barge on the River Thames.

The Venetians called Antonio Vivaldi Il Prieto Rosso, The Red Priest. He really did have bright red hair and was a priest!

Vivaldi's Four Seasons was a revolution in musical conception - listen out for flowing creeks, singing birds (of different species!), a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties and their prey, frozen landscapes and warm winter fires.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons has been reworked twice, once in 2019 and 2021, using AI algorithms to portray themes of climate change.

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