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Season Concert

Vivaldi Reimagined

Denise Dillenbeck, violin
Erika Block, clarinet
David Feingold
& Yaniv Attar, guitar
January 15, 2023
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto in G Major for Two Guitars, Strings, and Continuo (10’)
Antonio Vivaldi, Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann
| Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major “Sant’ Angelo” (15’)
Antonio Vivaldi / Max Richter
| The Four Seasons Recomposed  (44’)

Vivaldi like you’ve never heard Vivaldi before! Join us for an afternoon of Vivaldi and Vivaldi reimagined. To start, Music Director Yaniv Attar picks up the guitar to join Guitarist David Feingold for  Vivaldi's Concerto in G Major for Two Guitars, Strings, and Continuo. Next, Clarinetist Erika Block joins the orchestra for Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major “Sant’ Angelo” arranged by Andreas N. Tarkmann. Finally, Violinist Denise Dillenbeck takes the stage for Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons. Premiered in 2012, Richter's Recomposed is a contemporary recomposition and reinterpretation of one of Vivaldi's most iconic works, incorporating elements of modern dance music, sampling and looping Vivaldi's original bars. Join us for an afternoon of fresh takes on classic works!

Powerful: Vivaldi suffered from chronic shortness of breath, which limited his ability to play wind instruments. Instead, he focused on violin, taught by his professional violinist father at first, and learning from some of the finest musicians of the time, his father’s peers.

Beautiful: “Dillenbeck gave it a subtlety, honesty and vulnerability, with a rarefied tone that perfectly captured a soaring, singing bird...” ~ Tacoma News Tribune

Inspiring: Richter, on The Four Seasons: "As a child, I fell in love with it. It's beautiful, charming music with a great melody and wonderful colors. Then, later on, as I became more musically aware — literate, studied music and listened to a lot of music — I found it more difficult to love it. We hear it everywhere — when you're on hold, you hear it in the shopping center, in advertising; it's everywhere. For me [this work is] trying to reclaim the piece, to fall in love with it again."

Of Note

We talked Yaniv into playing guitar again!

Erika Block performs regularly with the Fifth Inversion wind quintet, Bellingham Festival of Music, Off the Hill chamber music series, and many others.

As Professor of Music at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Feingold founded and developed the Guitar Studies Program, the only program of its kind in the state.

Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy; a large earthquake marked the occasion.

Vivaldi taught for years at the Ospedale della Pietà, a convent, orphanage, and music school in Venice, with an all-female orchestra led by female conductors and featuring female soloists, a unique institution of its time.

Discover More

WATCH: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with Max Richter

READ: NPR's Deceptive Cadence with Max Richter Recomposes 'The Four Seasons'

READ: Explore Classical Music's Vivaldi and La Pieta

READ: Learn more about Denise Dillenbeck as well as Erika Block and her podcast Inside the Notes

Experience LIVE Music - there's nothing like it!

Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s engaging and informative Pre-Concert Lecture will take place at 2:15PM in the Walton Theatre. Doors open at 2PM and seating is limited, so please plan accordingly.

Check out our BSO Health & Safety Guidelines and Concert FAQs to find out more about how we are working to keep you safe while sharing the joy of LIVE music.

Tickets: $15 to $39

*All programs subject to change