Sun, March 22 @ 3:00 pm
Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents
Until you have experienced Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons, you haven’t really lived. It will pull you on a journey into nuevo tango, then baroque and finally modern jazz. Your heart will probably beat to a different drum when he is done, and you will be better for it. Telemann returns your heart to a measured pace with Concerto for English Horn where sprightly horns treat you to the interplay of baroque melody lines. Change of pace for Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for String Octet, a wistful beginning to a dramatic homage to a dear friend lost turns on a dime to humor, then moodiness into delicacy, then fighting for musical supremacy. You could say “strange,” or learn what a modern Russian composer can do with strings. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins insists that you travel with him through three intense movements rippling like the sea. If you can go where words cannot, you will be glad for the invitation.
“Music painted in bright bold colors.” -San Francisco Chronicle