Vivaldi – The Four Seasons | 7:30 pm
Lisa Ferrigno, violin | Concert Sponsor: Mercedes Benz, Porsche & Audi of Melbourne
SALIERI | Symphony in D Major “Veniziana”
MOZART | Symphony No. 31 in D Major “Paris”
VIVALDI | The Four Seasons
BSO Concertmaster Lisa Ferrigno will perform the virtuosic solo violin part in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, his most well-known work. Listen carefully for a barking dog, buzzing flies, drunk dancers, and the crackling of a warm fire. Were Salieri and Mozart enemies? Did Salieri poison Mozart? We may never know for sure. We do know that Salieri and Mozart were rivals for some of the same commissions, but they also collaborated on occasion and each admitted respect for the other, at least publicly. Salieri is considered by many to have been more successful as a teacher than a composer, with Beethoven and Schubert among his students. Mozart’s “Paris” symphony, written when he was just 22 years old, has become of one of the most popular of his 41 symphonies.