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Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons—four concertos for solo violin and strings—is beloved the world over. In their centerpiece celebration of the seasons, ''The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi, Christopher Simpson & John Cage'', [[Folger Consort]] performed works by two other composers who were also captivated with the idea of a set of pieces based on the seasons. Christopher Simpson’s virtuosic set from 17th-century England for violin and two viols is a high point in the literature for viol in the same way that Vivaldi’s concertos are for the violin. Along with Simpson, the music of 20th-century American composer John Cage was heard in a new arrangement  of his atmospheric ballet ''The Seasons'' for baroque instruments and percussion. The Folger Consort performed ''The Four Seasons'' from January 7 to January 8, 2011 at the [http://www.nationalcathedral.org/ Washington National Cathedral].  
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In their centerpiece celebration of the season, ''The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi, Christopher Simpson & John Cage'', [[Folger Consort]] performed works by two other composers who were also captivated with the idea of a set of pieces based on the seasons from January 7 to January 8, 2011 at the [http://www.nationalcathedral.org/ Washington National Cathedral]. Christopher Simpson’s virtuosic set from 17th-century England for violin and two viols is a high point in the literature for viol in the same way that Vivaldi’s concertos are for the violin. Along with Simpson, the music of 20th-century American composer John Cage was heard in a new arrangement  of his atmospheric ballet ''The Seasons'' for baroque instruments and percussion.  
  
 
==Artists==
 
==Artists==

Revision as of 12:53, 16 June 2014

In their centerpiece celebration of the season, The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi, Christopher Simpson & John Cage, Folger Consort performed works by two other composers who were also captivated with the idea of a set of pieces based on the seasons from January 7 to January 8, 2011 at the Washington National Cathedral. Christopher Simpson’s virtuosic set from 17th-century England for violin and two viols is a high point in the literature for viol in the same way that Vivaldi’s concertos are for the violin. Along with Simpson, the music of 20th-century American composer John Cage was heard in a new arrangement of his atmospheric ballet The Seasons for baroque instruments and percussion.

Artists

Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: viol, violin
  • Christopher Kendall: theorbo, conductor

Guest artists: orchestra

  • Julie Andrijeski: violin
  • Risa Browder: violin
  • Wade Davis: cello
  • Michael De Sapio: violin
  • Nina Falk: viola
  • Joseph Gascho: harpsichord, organ
  • Marta Howard: viola
  • June Huang: violin
  • John Kilkenny: percussion
  • Mark Kuss: synthesizer
  • Caroline Levy: violin
  • Anthony J. Marini: viola
  • John Moran: cello
  • J. Tracy Mortimore: violone
  • Leslie Nero: violin
  • Brent Wissick: cello, viol