February 15, 2016
Pacific MusicWorks announces the third concert in their 2015-2016 Season, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. This springtime concert of some of Antonio Vivaldi’s greatest pieces music will be held in Langley on Thursday, Feb. 25 and then travel to Edmonds, Mercer Island and Seattle. The Langley performance will be held at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.
The celebration features his most famous work, The Four Seasons, as the centerpiece. This program spotlights various other pieces by this beloved Italian composer and offers audiences the opportunity to bathe in some of the boldest and most beautiful music of the Baroque.
Under the leadership of Tekla Cunningham, Pacific MusicWorks has gathered some of the Northwest’s best musicians for the orchestra. For The Four Seasons, Chloe Meyers, Carla Moore and Adam LaMotte join Tekla Cunningham and they each take on a season. Vivaldi’s Concerto in C for Strings is on the program and his Concerto for Two Cellos, features soloists Beiliang Zhu and Elisabeth Reed. Vivaldi’s graceful and witty Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Lute in D Minor serves as the climax for the evening when PMW Artistic Director and GRAMMY winner Stephen Stubbs joins Tekla Cunningham as a soloist.
Tickets to all performances are $10-$45 and available at www.PacificMusicWorks.org or call 206-708-6003. Youths aged 5-17 receive a free ticket with an accompanying ticketed adult.
Founded in 2009, Pacific MusicWorks offers a contemporary voice for early music. Under the artistic direction of Stephen Stubbs, PMW presents music and theater worthy of the world stage. As an institute of residence at the University of Washington School Of Music, they are uniquely poised to bring internationally renowned artists into collaboration with leading Northwest musicians; together they foster creative dialogue among artists from a broad array of fields and cultures.
The heart of PMW’s repertoire is 17th- and 18th-century vocal music, but performances range from Renaissance and chamber music to innovative contemporary works and professional opera productions.