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17 minutes
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07 Jul

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, MT. GRETNA, PA 17064 (MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

Apollo’s Fire

Named for the Greek god of music and the sun, Apollo’s fire “burst onto the scene with dazzling style” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) a quarter century ago.  Now this revelatory Baroque chamber orchestra brings Vivaldi’s treasured Seasons straight from Tanglewood to us!

Cleveland’s revolutionary Baroque orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, with founder and director Jeannette Sorrell, present Vivaldi’s beloved concertos as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling they were meant to be – bringing Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to life. If you thought you knew the Four Seasons, be prepared for surprises! The program also features duelling cellists in the Red Priest’s stormy Concerto for Two Cellos. Hear why Jeannette calls Vivaldi the “rock n’ roll composer of the 18th century!”

 

Program

Marco Uccellini

La Bergamasca, arr. Sorrell

Antonio Vivaldi

Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269, ‘La Primavera’ (‘Spring’)

Violin Concerto in g minor, RV 315, ‘L’estate’ (‘Summer’)

Concerto in g minor for two cellos, RV 531

Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293, ‘L’autumno’ (‘Autumn’)

Violin Concerto in f minor, RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ (‘Winter’)

Trio Sonata in d minor, RV 63, ‘La Folia’, arr. Sorrell

About Music at Gretna

Μusic at Gretna has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976 and Leffler Performance Center at Elizabethtown College since 1995. At the core of our mission is the great stream of Western music that began a millennium ago in Europe and gathered force as musicians from all countries and continents joined the flow through centuries. Among humanity's greatest achievements, that music has become a universal means of communication that can be enhanced by expressive and creative performance. We try to be courageous explorers of our vast musical universe.
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