VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight, Friday 12 October, Sheffield

Sheffield Cathedral, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA
Fri 12th October 2018

Sheffield Cathedral

Indulge in a magical evening of musical entertainment making as London Concertante present the Four Seasons from two continents by Vivaldi and Piazzolla alongside works by Bach, Mozart and Pachelbel.

Programme:

Mozart - Divertimento in D

Pachelbel - Canon in D

Bach - Violin Concerto in A minor

Piazzolla - Primavera & Verano Porteno

Vivaldi - “Autumn” & “Winter” from The Four Seasons

The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France.  With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

Enjoy a concert of two halves as the ensemble transport you between seasons, continents and eras with movements from both Vivaldi’s 17th Century Italian Autumn and Winter and Piazolla’s mid 20th Century Argentinian Spring and Summer from their own larger Four Seasons works.  While Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are iconic for their tumultuous storms, virtuosic passages and stunning melodies that encapsulate the Baroque period, Piazzolla’s Seasons are some of the most well recognised and advanced examples of the ‘Tango Neuvo’ genre, full of excitable flourishes alongside highly passionate, gliding folk-like melodies. Accompanied by equally stunning works, catch the ever-recognisable and beautifully crafted Pachelbel’s Canon, a charming opening movement and energetic finale in Mozart’s delightful, three movement Divertimento in D, as well as a richly textured and vivacious ending to Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor.

 If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

“Just exceptional. If you’ve always wanted to attend a classical concert, but feared it would be snobby or dull, this is for you… Wonderful.” 

- A happy audience member (December 2017)

“A perfect evening out. We loved it.” 

- Another happy audience member (November 2017)

“Heady stuff … thrilling virtuoso playing. Exciting listening”

- Gramophone Magazine

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