Thursday 8 February 2018 sees the next concert from the London Firebird Orchestra with Firebird Well Seasoned. This lively programme of music by Vivaldi & Piazzolla will be directed from the violin by Thomas Gould.
The internationally seasoned violinist Thomas Gould, pictured above, returns to Firebird directing this concert from the violin. One of our leading genre-crossing British violinists, Gould is equally at home playing classical music in the concert hall, jazz at Ronnie Scotts or recording with Radiohead.
‘Gould plays with a pure, shining, even spiritual lyricism’
– Financial Times
Antonio Vivaldi, also known as il Prete Rosso (the Red Priest), wrote his hugely popular set of four violin concertos, The Four Seasons in 1721 for the girls of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice.
These wonderful baroque concertos evoke the spirit of each season through highly descriptive musical imagery ranging from slippery ice to barking dogs.
The Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla revolutionised the traditional tango into the new style termed Nuevo Tango incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
His Four Seasons of Buenos Aires paints an evocative portrait of the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires as it passes through the four seasons in the year.
This exciting concert takes place in the beautiful setting of St George’s Hanover Square, one of London’s most popular music venues.
One of 12 beautiful new churches created after Queen Anne’s 1711 Act to meet the needs of those who had moved out of the cramped old City of London, St George’s was a particular favourite of the composer Handel, who lived just around the corner!
London Firebird Orchestra 2017/18 Season
FIREBIRD WELL SEASONED
St George’s, Hanover Square, London
Thursday 8 February 2018 , 7.30pm
Tickets £35, £25, £15
Antonio Vivaldi – Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
Astor Piazzolla - Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)