The Season Bids Us

Christmas Music featuring Guido’s Four Seasons

December 18 – 23, 2015
The Church of the Reformation

Artist Sponsors: Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel

The Italian violinist Giovanni Antonio Guido spent most of his life in France and published his Scherzi Armonici sopra le Quattro Stagioni dell’Anno (The Four Seasons) in the early 18th century in Versailles. It is not certain whether these delightful pieces for violins and bass preceded those of Vivaldi, but both composers included charming poems with each season. This program combines Guido’s engaging and pyrotechnical “seasons” with Christmas music for soprano and strings by Marc-Antoine Charpentier in a joyous celebration to ring in the holiday season. 

Join Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein for a lively Early Music Seminar detailing the composers and the world surrounding this concert. Wine reception included. Purchase tickets here.

With string ensemble featuring acclaimed French violinist Julien Chauvin and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux
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