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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is back with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Let the fabulous Australian Brandenburg Orchestra transport you to the Italian countryside for a few hours with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concert series commencing 1 November through to 15 November. With nine performances in total, six will be located at City Recital Hall, Sydney, two in Melbourne at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and one performance at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Sydney.  The two-hour program includes Telemann Concerto for 4 violins in G major; Telemann Ouverture-Suite in C major, Water Music and Vivaldi’s magical, The Four Seasons. Vivaldi’s extraordinary four violin concertos were composed in the baroque period and depict the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each concerto has three movements, fast-slow-fast. The Brandenburg Orchestra – one of Australia’s favourite period instrument ensembles – will perform under the direction of the brilliant Artistic Director, Paul Dyer. Dyer co-founded the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 30 years ago and has taken the orchestra from strength to strength. You can’t help but admire Dyer’s love and passion for his work and the orchestra, which is clearly evident when watching him perform on stage, smiling from ear to ear, as he plays along with the rest of the orchestra on his harpsichord.   Concertmaster and Baroque violin soloist, Shaun Lee-Chen delights the audience with an unforgettable performance of one of Vivaldi’s most well-known pieces. Even those among us who aren’t staunch classical fans will enjoy The Four Seasons, a piece that has the ability to appeal and speak to a wide audience. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s also timely to… Read More