The popular Candlelight series presents the timeless compositions of one of Baroque music’s greatest composers, Vivaldi. He was a pioneer in concerto writing, with “The Four Seasons” cementing his influence and legacy in the development of instrumental music. The piece intricately weaves together the sounds of nature, painting a vivid auditory landscape that transcends time. This season, you can hear the four violin concerti and other compositions by the likes of Max Richter, Jules Massenet and Astor Piazzolla, at the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” stands as a masterpiece due to its remarkable fusion of music and storytelling. Composed in the early 18th century, it vividly captures the essence of each season through evocative melodies, vibrant harmonies and innovative use of musical techniques. Its sheer versatility allows listeners to experience a diverse range of emotions, from the playful energy of spring to the melancholic beauty of winter. It comes as no surprise it has inspired other artists like Max Richter and Astor Piazzolla to reinterpret the composition through their eyes.
This season, don’t miss out on an evening of classical music at the impressive Scottish Rite Cathedral that offers a stunning backdrop to the concert due to its intricate woodwork and beautiful architecture. Listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more compositions in a new light, among the breathtaking glow of candlelight, played by the talented Listeso String Quartet.
Prepare to be mesmerized for 60 minutes by Vivaldi’s brilliance and emotive storytelling at this stunning Candlelight concert. The performance starts at 6:30 pm and doors open 45 minutes prior to the start time, so you have plenty of time to snap a few pictures prior to the show and find your seats.