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Music Antiqua Begins Winter Concerts at CWU

Music Antiqua’s winter concert, Vivaldi for all Seasons, will present music composed exclusively by the Venetian “Red Priest,” Antonio Vivaldi. So called because of his red hair and the fact that he was an ordained priest, Vivaldi, a contemporary of J.S. Bach, has become today one of the most popular composers of his period. His most well known work, “The Four Seasons” is a collection of four violin concertos which depict moods and scenes from each of the four seasons of the year. One of the most prolific composers of his, or any period, he composed over five hundred concertos for an astonishing variety of instruments, plus scores of operas, cantatas and chamber works. Vivaldi for all Seasons, directed by Margret Gries, will provide examples from the wide variety of genres found in his playful and innovative works: two cantatas sung by CWU faculty member Melissa Schiel, sonatas for violin and cello, and a concerto for flute, violin and bassoon. This concert is free and open to the public. It will be presented on Sunday, January 12, at 4 p.m. in the McIntyre Music Building Music Building Recital Hall

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