Vivaldi's Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

About this concert

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

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William Hennessy violin & director
Katherine Lukey violin
Markiyan Melnychenko violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng violin
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons


This production is part of the following series: