Opening Concert: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Saturday, June 15 • 7:30 pm
Sandra Levine Theatre
Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement
Queens University of Charlotte

2319 Wellesley Avenue, Charlotte


Johann Sebastian BACH | Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083
Antonio VIVALDI | “The Four Seasons” (Le quattro stagioni)
   Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” (La primavera)
   Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” (L’estate)
   Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn” (L’autunno)
   Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” (L’inverno)

Aisslinn Nosky, violin
Members of Bach Akademie Charlotte Orchestra

Premium Reserved Seating: $60
General Admission: $35

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Composed in 1718−1720, Antonio Vivaldi's best-known work, the four violin concertos known as the The Four Seasons, was a revolution in musical conception. One of the earliest and most detailed examples of what we now call program music, Vivaldi represented flowing creeks, singing birds, a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties, frozen landscapes, and warm winter fires.

Handel and Haydn Society concertmaster and Bach Akademie Charlotte Artistic Leader Aisslinn Nosky solos and leads the Bach Akademie Charlotte Orchestra in this brilliant tour de force. Appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011, Aisslinn's fierce passion for early music and skill as a soloist, director, and conductor has generated robust appreciation by press and audiences alike. Hailed as “superb” by The New York Times and “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, widespread demand for Aisslinn’s artistry and leadership continues to grow.

Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (Cancel, Highest, my sins, or: Lord, annul all my transgressions), BWV 1083, is a sacred vocal composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is an arrangement that Bach made in the 1740s of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater from 1736, slightly expanding the orchestral material.

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