One of the classical repertoire’s best-known standards gives birth to a startling new creation: Max Richter’s reinvention of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concertos. Weaving strands of their musical DNA into his scoring, Richter creates a provocative aural experience that nonetheless remains true to the spirit of its source. Daniel Hope, who gave the work its premiere performances at the Barbican Centre in London and at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, is joined by a virtuoso string orchestra conducted by Joaquin Valdepenas in a program that also includes Mojave Dreaming, a new weather-inspired commission by Canadian composer Paul Frehner*.
*Commissioned by The Koerner Foundation.
- Max Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Toronto premiere)
- John Luther Adams: Dream in White on White
- Paul Frehner: Mojave Dreaming (world premiere)