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4 Seasons, 4 Viols: Antonio Vivaldi's Quattro Stagioni revisited

4 Seasons, 4 Viols: Antonio Vivaldi's Quattro Stagioni revisited

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Early Music Alberta presents...4 Seasons, 4 Viols: Antonio Vivaldi's (1678-1741) Quattro Stagioni revisited, February 22 @ 8:00PM at First Presbyterian Church (10025 105 St)

Not “ just ” a concert featuring the popular “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi!
World-renowned ensemble Les Voix Humaines from Montreal, are revisiting Vivaldi’s famous four seasons on 4 violas da gamba. Interspersed with jazz, pop and traditional music, this will not be your average performance of these popular violin concertos.

The pieces were amongst the Top Ten tunes during the 18th century. For good reason. Bizarrely, it is now often heard as elevator-muzak, or as street music on any possible instrument, even on-hold telephone entertainment! Les Voix Humaines’ rendition of the Four Seasons will be nothing like you have ever heard before. Stealing music was common practice in the baroque period, so there are many period arrangements of the concertos for diverse instruments, from solo recorder to full orchestra with choir.

Les Voix Humaines is following a well-trodden, baroque tradition by arranging these pieces for four violas da gamba, just for the fun of it!
Vivaldi includes short poetic descriptions of the seasons throughout the music which you will hear during this performance.

You will also hear some other well-known jazz standards, pop tunes and traditional songs (by Henry Purcell, George Gershwin or Joseph Kosma) that they have slipped into the concertos, for your pleasure and the musicians!

Tickets are $40 for Adults, $30 for Members and Seniors (65+) and $10 for Students.
Tickets may be purchased through Early Music Alberta website!
Pre-concert talk at 7:30PM & Show @ 8:00PM

Date & Times

  • Sat 2/22/2020 8:00 PM

    Tickets are available through the Early Music Alberta website.