Vivaldi Spectacular

Vivaldi Spectacular

WHEN: Sunday, 25 May 2014

TIME: 2.30 pm

WHERE: St John's Cathedral 373 Ann Street Brisbane


4MBS ClassicFM presents Vivaldi Spectacular at St John's Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, Brisbane on Sunday 25 May, 2.30 pm. Conducted by Kevin Power, Tama Matheson, narrator. The Queensland Choir. Badinerie Players. Performing Vivaldi  Selected works. Program includes The Four Seasons and Gloria.

  • $45  Adult
  • $40  Concession
  • $40  4MBS Subscriber
  • $30  Child/Full-Time Student

Call 4MBS Ticketing on 3847 1717 - 9 to 5, seven days a week or book & pay online

4MBS ClassicFM 
One of Australia's premier community radio stations, 4MBS ClassicFM has received many awards for contributions to broadcasting in Australia and the promotion of young and emerging artists & musicians through many school, university and community based activities.
4MBS ClassicFM was named Australia's Radio Station of the Year at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's 2004 Awards.
4MBS has a small number of paid staff and about 300 volunteers covering all aspects of the station's operation. As well as broadcasting 24 hours a day every day of the year, the station presents a series of events each year promoting classical music, including the annual 4MBS Festival of Classics - Australia's largest classical music festival.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over forty operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi had been employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later.
Though Vivaldi's music was well received during his lifetime, it later declined in popularity until its vigorous revival in the first half of the 20th century. Today, Vivaldi ranks among the most popular and widely recorded of Baroque composers, second only to Johann Sebastian Bach.


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