The four seasons, the rising constancy of the sun and moon, the muse of the poet, the metre of life……
The Four Seasons
No.1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269 'La primavera' (Spring)
No.2 in G minor Op. 8, RV 315 'L'estate' (Summer)
No 3. in F major Op. 8, RV 293 'L'autunno' (Autumn)
No 4. in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297 'L'inverno' (Winter)
The Four Season of Buenos Aires
Verano Porteño (Summer)
Otoño Porteño (Autumn)
Invierno Porteño (Winter)
Primavera Porteña (Spring)
* Program is subject to change
This concert is performed by renowned violinist Lu Siqing, together with the Meijer New Youth Orchestra. As both solo violinist and conductor, Lu Siqing is in tune with each of the players in the chamber orchestra, presenting a spectacular feast of music.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires are often performed together as the "Eight Seasons". One of Piazzolla's masterpieces, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is itself a tribute to Vivaldi's classic The Four Seasons. The two pieces represent the four seasons in the northern and southern hemispheres and are performed in 16 consecutive movements, starting with Spring, where the audience will follow the musician's performance through the seasons, changing and renewing everything, experiencing two distinctly different styles of seasons in one concert, finally returning to Spring, signifying the cycle of the years and the beginning of a new cycle.
Violin | Siqing Lu
Siqing Lu is an internationally renowned violinist. The first orientalist to win the gold medal at the Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy, one of the highest prizes in the international violin art, Siqing Lu is undoubtedly the most active and outstanding Chinese violinist on the music scene today. His beautiful and exciting sound has been heard at the Golden Hall in Vienna, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Ford Centre in Toronto, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Place des Arts in Montreal, the Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall in London, the Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Louis XIV Opera House in Versailles, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Musikverein in Moscow. The Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland; Moscow Concert Hall, Russia; Kremlin; Melbourne Arts Centre, Australia; Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan; Seoul Arts Centre, Korea; Esplanade, Singapore; National Centre for the Performing Arts, China; Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong; Taipei Concert Hall and other world-renowned venues. With his passionate playing and unparalleled musical charisma, Siqing Lu has won audiences in over forty countries and regions around the world and has been hailed by the Western media as "a brilliant and talented violinist".
"New Youth in Music, New Voice of the Times"! Initiated by Major Music and supported by the famous violinist Siqing Lu, Major Ensemble consists of a group of the most dynamic young musicians representing the highest professional level. Based on the tradition of classical music, the ensemble attempts to explore the crossover innovation, present a new image of contemporary young musicians, and make a new voice of contemporary China.
Based on the "Major Young Artist Programme", Major Ensemble is one of the main activities of the brand "New Youth in Music", which is delivered to the public by Major Music, the leading classical music company in China. It is the first ensemble initiated and founded by a classical music agency in China. The members of the group are made up of top professionals in the industry, winners of top competitions at home and abroad, and the best from top music schools around the world, each of whom has a remarkable history and impressive achievements, as well as a dedication to the pursuit of music and ambitious ideals.
Time: 2023-03-25 19:30
Address: Shanghai | Oriental Art Center - Oriental Concert Hall