ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC - THE WEATHER ACCORDING TO VIVALDI
PROGRAM ONE - LIGHT CLASSICS SERIES
Before winter firmly takes hold, enjoy “The Weather According to Vivaldi.” Vivaldi’s timeless The Four Seasons is featured in OP’s opening concert. Follow Vivaldi’s vision of what a year’s worth of weather can be – including Summer thunderstorms, barking dogs in Springtime, the crispness of Fall, and the austerity of Winter. Although written in the 20th century, Ottorino Resphigi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 use dance forms from the 16th and 17th century, which create a fine marriage between ancient forms and modernist sensibilities. While pleasing to the ear, these dances evoke simpler times and a graceful compositional style. Arensky’s moving tribute to his mentor Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, was written one year after Tchaikovsky’s death and the theme is drawn from Tchaikovsky’s Sixteen Children’s Songs, Op. 54. This evening of music is sure to keep you warm on a blustery November evening.