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Krannert Center Events: October 2019: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons—Rediscovered

Event Details

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor and harpsichord

Conductor Jeannette Sorrell states, “Apollo’s Fire is a collection of artists who believe passionately that our job is to communicate—to take the listeners with us on an emotional journey. If, at the end of two hours, the audience is moved to tears, or joy, or laughter, or prayer, then we have done a good night’s work.”

On this visit to Krannert Center, that good night’s work will feature the performance of Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons as the revolutionary act of musical storytelling it was meant to be, bringing the composer’s pictorial descriptions vividly to life. If you think you know the Four Seasons, be prepared for surprises, and if you’ve never experienced it before, now is the time. Rich with musical depictions of bird calls, storms, animals, and more, Vivaldi’s story is made clear as Apollo’s Fire precedes each concerto that makes up the work with a quick “tour” of the sound effects to come. Be present as the musicians of Apollo’s Fire—the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra—sparkle “with an exuberant musicality, like wind through a forest” (The Boston Globe).

Uccellini (arr. Sorrell): La Bergamasca
Vivaldi: Spring
Vivaldi: Summer
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, RV531
Vivaldi: Autumn
Vivaldi: Winter
Vivaldi (arr. Sorrell): La Folia (“Madness”)

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30 PM - Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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