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BSO Four Seasons

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Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagioni, Concerto Italiano, R. Alessandrini
Charles T. Downey, BSO skillfully illuminates familiar terrain of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach (Washington Post, July 25)
When ensembles perform chestnuts like Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” it is easy to fall into a routine. In the latest performance of this perennial favorite, heard at Strathmore on Thursday night, members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra by contrast sounded like they had made the piece their own.

Concertmaster Jonathan Carney played the solo parts with panache, adding many small embellishments, especially in the slow movements, and some folk-fiddle-like twists and extra virtuosic flash.... [Continue reading]
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Jonathan Carney (violin) and Grant Youngblood (baritone)
Vivaldi, Four Seasons
Handel, Water Music
Bach, Ich habe genug
Music Center at Strathmore

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