MELBOURNE Sun 28/08/22 2:30PM Melbourne Recital Centre

MELBOURNE Thu 01/09/22 7:30PM Melbourne Recital Centre

CLAYTON Sat 03/09/22 2:30PM Alexander Theatre, Monash University

ONLINE Sat 03/09/22 2:30PM Australian Digital Concert Hall

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WERRIBEE Fri 26/08/22 7:30PM Wyndham Cultural Centre

MOONEE PONDS Sat 27/08/22 3:00PM Clocktower Centre

SALE Tue 30/08/22 8:00PM The Wedge

BAIRNSDALE Wed 31/08/22 7:30PM The Forge Theatre

PAKENHAM Fri 02/09/22 8:00PM Cardinia Cultural Centre

NARRE WARREN Wed 07/09/22 7:30PM Bunjil Place

PORTLAND Thu 08/09/22 7:30PM Portland Arts Centre

CASTERTON Fri 09/09/22 7:30PM Casterton Town Hall

DAYLESFORD Sat 10/09/22 2:30PM Daylesford Town Hall

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

The orchestra is delighted to premiere Daylesford Music, written by Calvin Bowman and commissioned by the people of Daylesford.

Arcangelo CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D major Op 6 no 4
Calvin BOWMAN Daylesford Music
Antonio VIVALDI The Four Seasons

*director for concerts up to and including 3 September
† directs concerts after 3 September
^ soloist for concerts after 3 September

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Concert Notes: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Read the program notes for Vivaldi's Four Seasons and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.