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Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

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St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London

WC2N 4JJ

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Join us for a magical classical concert in the beautiful candlelit atmosphere of London's Royal Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Curated by John Landor, pioneer of the 'Candlelight Concerts', renowned Artistic Director of the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

Further information and tickets: http://j.mp/2LDoDQ2

Hear the best baroque music, including Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons’, and immerse yourself in 'Meet the Music', as the players come out into the audience to play excerpts. A highly recommended experience!

Programme:
Handel – Concerto Grosso 'Alexander’s Feast'
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Purcell – Chacony
Bach – Air and Dances from Suite No 3 in D
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Did you know?:

Vivaldi, the most famous violinist and composer of his day, was director of music in a girls' orphanage in Venice. From these unfortunate foundlings, he created a world-class orchestra, thrilling international audiences in church performances, where the decorum of the times dictated they must play unseen behind screens in the gallery.

The Four Seasons is one of the most famous descriptive piece of music ever written (another is Beethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony'). It's full of vivid musical portrayals of birds singing, dogs barking, peasants dancing (and falling over drunk!), storms raging, mosquitos biting - a real feast of musical delights!

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St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

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WC2N 4JJ

United Kingdom

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