Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

7:30PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Knox United Church
838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H4
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Alexei Kornienko conductor / harpsichord
Elena Denisova violin


Vivaldi  Concerto for Orchestra RV 151, G major (Alla rustica)

Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8

Geminiani  Concerto grosso No .12 in D minor, after Corelli, op. 5 no. 12, La folia

Vivaldi  La primavera, RV 269, E major

Vivaldi  L’estate, RV 315, G minor

Vivaldi  L’autunno, RV 293, F major

Vivaldi  L’inverno, RV 297, F minor

About the Concert

To mark the coming end of the symphony season, the SSO presents Vivaldi’s perennial masterwork, with Austrian “ambassador of tonal sensuality,” Elena Denisova, performing the solo violin role in this supremely popular concerto, which paints vivid musical descriptions of the character of each distinct time of year. Denisova is joined by husband and noted conductor, pianist, and cembalist, Alexei Kornienko. One of their recent collaborations, a recording of the rarely performed chamber music version of Vivaldi‘s The Four Seasons (DEKA), featuring Denisova on four historical violins and Kornienko‘s profound skill on the harpsichord, has been critically acclaimed throughout Europe.