VIVALDI : IL DELIRIO FANTASTICO
— THURSDAY DECEMBER 9, 2021
"Vivaldi bequeathed his famous Four Seasons to us, accompanied by a poem of his own that lists all that is described during said time of the year. It is precisely this text that will be read by the talented Anne Dorval throughout the performance of our incredible solo violinist Julie Triquet."
- Jean-François Rivest, artistic advisor and first guest conductor.
Throughout history, composers have used their imagination and ingenuity to musically illustrate dramatic events, delirious atmospheres, battles, village parties, bird chants, storms, thunder and lightning, animal noises and other sounds coming from nature and society. Originally, each movement of the Four Seasons was accompanied by sonnets written by Vivaldi, allowing an expressive reading of the work and the progression of each season.