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Vivaldi and his curious friends

Wed, Mar 15, 20237:30 pm
Doors open
Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
General Public $45-$64, Faculty/Staff $41-$60, Students $10-$31
Baroque and Beyond
  • Arion Baroque Orchestra
    Arion Baroque Orchestra

Arion Baroque Orchestra

Mathieu Lussier, director Samantha Louis-Jean, soprano


Vivaldi—whether exuberant, dramatic, spiritual, or pastoral— is Vivaldi. But what happens when his works are transformed by the playful spirit of the French? His Four Seasons were already quite in vogue at the Paris Concert Spirituel under the successive leadership of Royer and Mondonville, whose beautiful orchestral works Arion will perform. The musette player Nicolas Chédeville concocted a lively arrangement of Vivaldi’s Spring, which will be interpreted by the virtuoso recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Even with a soupçon of French flavor, Vivaldi is unique in his lyric vein, as you will be persuaded by the magnetic soprano Samantha Louis-Jean.

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