In the Season’s Shadow: Nature & Poetry in Music


Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Ars Antiqua Period Instrument Orchestra Presents:

In the Season’s Shadow
Nature & Poetry in Music
Followed by a Buffet of Italian Pastries & Coffee

Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Modern-Day World Premiere of Philidor’s Cantata, L’Eté  (Summer)
Henry Purcell, The Cold Song
Alesssandro Scarlatti, The Glory of Spring
Antonio Vivaldi, Agitata infido flatu
Giovanni Antonio Guido, The Four Seasons
George Frideric Handel, Ombra, mai fui
James Oswald, Airs for the Seasons

Special Guests:
Rosa Lamoreaux, Soprano Heather Johnson, Mezzo Soprano
Jorg-Michael Schwarz, Karen Marie Marmer
& Leah Nelson Baroque Violin
Dongsok Shin, Harpsichord

Long before Antonio Vivaldi wrote his famous Four Seasons, there were many wonderful works inspired by the changing times of the year. But in the colossal shadow of Vivaldi’s monumental achievement, some truly brilliant and innovative music has gone virtually unnoticed. Remarkable concertos, sonatas and songs by 17th and 18th century composers brilliantly capture the essence of each season. In winter, where man is most at odds with nature, there are especially dramatic opportunities for music to conjure the freezing cold, blowing winds and crunchy ice of nature’s bleakest time. With great imagination and musical ingenuity, the beauty and grandeur of summer, spring and autumn is evoked in a glorious world of sound replete with birdcalls, images of wildflowers and theatrical thunderstorms.

Tickets:  $35   $40  $50

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Times: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Ars Antiqua
Presenter Phone: 914-238-8015
Presenter Website:

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