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Tasmin Little plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Stratford Play House

Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso in D minor
Arvo Pärt – Fratres
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Tasmin Little – violin/director
David Le Page – violin/director (Concerto Grosso)


Revolving around the production of the most thrilling ambience, this concert features two fabulous concertos. The central movement of the Bach contains some of the most sublime music ever written. Additionally, Arvo Pärt’s atmospheric set of variations, Fratres, based on a six-bar theme, was written for three parts – the instrumentation not originally specified: although we will hear it in the composer’s 1992 ‘authorized version’ for violin (played by Tasmin), strings and percussion. And we end with Vivaldi’s timeless evocation of the passing year – four three-movement violin concertos transporting us from the burgeoning warmth of spring to the “icy snow [and] harsh breath” of winter.

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm
Concert: 7.30pm

Tickets: from £9.50 to 29.50

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Event Details

Venue: Stratford Play House
Date: 5 Feb 2019
Time: From 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm