The National Chamber Ensemble will present an online concert adaptation of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” beginning on May 29.
To be taped May 22, the concert link will be available to subscribers for 12 days, and also will provide access to a “virtual reception” and concert with the artists slated for June 6 at 4 p.m.
The presentation of Vivaldi’s “The Extraordinary Four Seasons” based on a concept by renowned violinist Daniel Heifetz will include a reading of the sonnets as well as a multimedia presentation accompanying the performance that includes paintings, moving images and Vivaldi’s own words written into the music, plus the ensemble’s own humorous demonstration linking Vivaldi’s words, story and music.
JaLynn Prince – an American humanitarian, photographer, businesswoman and president and founder of the Madison House Foundation – will read the sonnets accompanying the “Seasons.” The ensemble’s artistic director, Leonid Sushansky, will perform the violin solo with a sextet that includes two violins, viola, cello, double bass and harpsichord.
Joining Sushansky for performance are Najin Kim (violin), Jorge Orozco (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Vasily Popov (cello), Natasha Dukan (harpsichord) and Chris Chlumsky (double bass).
Tickets are $36 for adults, $18 for youth. For information, see the Website at www.nationalchamberensemble.org.