30 Sep

The Four Seasons: Piazzolla & Richter at Cadogan Hall

19:30 Cadogan Hall, London

Directed by our Leader & Principal Stephanie Gonley, this concert explores two exciting contemporary works that have been inspired by the seasons.

Max Richter’s is one of foremost figures on the contemporary music scene and performances of his reimagining of The Four Seasons are not to be missed. Combining the old with the new with skill, style and sophistication this piece is a respectful reinvention of the themes and ideas behind Vivaldi’s original work to allow listeners to hear it in a different.

Our second exploration of the seasons, comes from Astor Piazzolla, an Argentinian composer of great acclaim whose works are often full of life, verve and energy. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is not so directly inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons but principally in title alone. The original work is scored for violin and cello soloist, but this exciting new arrangement by soloist Trey Lee puts the emphasis solo on the cello.

Written over a 5 year period, Piazzolla’s wrote each movement as a separate piece. They were subsequently combined to create a fuller work that can be raucous and outrageous, but also beautifully tender.

  1. Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arr. for solo cello and string orchestra
  2. Richter The Four Seasons: Recomposed
Stephanie Gonley
Trey Lee
English Chamber Orchestra