The Four Seasons
Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Feb 24, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Discover the beauty of classics reimagined for today’s modern ear. Presented at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, this intimately sized performance featuring SMSO’s Concertmaster Whun Kim (violin) and Associate Concertmaster Abigail Weener (violin) will carry listeners across season and time mixing newer contemporary arrangements alongside original compositions of Vivaldi’s best-known suite.
$38 Zone A | $23 Zone B | $6 Youth (ages 6-17)
Processing fees included in price.
6:00 PM – Doors open
6:30 PM – FREE Pre-Concert Conversation with Maestro Aubin (30 min)
7:30 PM – Concert (90 min)
Michael Abels (b. 1962-) is an American composer best known for the opera Omar, co-written with Rhiannon Giddens, and his genre-defying scores for the Jordan Peele films Get Out and Us. Abels is co-founder of the Composers Diversity Collective, an advocacy group to increase visibility of composers of color in film, gaming and streaming media.
Franz Joseph Haydn (b. 1732, d. 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the string quartet and piano trio. His contributions to musical form have led him to be called “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet”.
Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (b. 1921, d. 1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His works revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
Michael Boyman is a New York and Chicago-based composer of orchestral and chamber music. His music is melodic, rhythmically propulsive, and always strives for expressive and formal clarity.
Max Richter (b. 1966) is a German-born British composer and pianist. He works within postminimalist and contemporary classical styles. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy.
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concertos by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. These were composed around 1718−1720, when Vivaldi was the court chapel master in Mantua.