The timeless masterpieces of Vivaldi are coming to Melbourne Recital Centre
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20.04.2023

The timeless masterpieces of Vivaldi are coming to Melbourne Recital Centre

Vivaldi

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will perform their upcoming concert series Gloria & The Four Seasons at Melbourne Recital Centre from 11 - 14 May.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will interpret virtuoso composer Antonio Vivaldi for the second concert series of 2023, Gloria & The Four Seasons. Featuring two of the most popular pillars in the baroque repertoire, the program will highlight Brandenburg’s celebrated concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen, as well as the acclaimed Brandenburg Choir. The concerts will take place at Sydney’s City Recital Hall from 28 April – 5 May, Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on 6 May, and Melbourne Recital Centre from 11 – 14 May.

Australian Brandenburg Choir at Recital Centre

  • Gloria & The Four Seasons
  • A concert series interpretation of Antonio Vivaldi
  • Melbourne Recital Centre from 11 – 14 May

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The Brandenburg will ignite two of Vivalid’s greatest works, with stage direction by the visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director of Circa, and lighting design by Trent Suidgeest to reflect the moods, textures and colours of the composer’s extraordinary music.

Taking centre stage as the soloist in The Four Seasons, concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen will reveal his command of the violin. For the second half of the program, the vibrant Gloria led by Paul Dyer will feature the vocals of the Brandenburg Choir, with the musicians performing within a light installation.

Co-founder and Artistic Director Paul Dyer said: “We are thrilled to be working with the amazing creatives Yaron Lifschitz and Trent Suidgeest, who, along with the Brandenburg musicians and choir, will push these two Vivaldi masterworks beyond the concert hall into a moving theatrical experience.”

Performing with the Brandenburg Choir in the second half of the program, participant of Brandenburg’s mentorship program, Michael Burden will feature as the alto soloist. The mentorship program fosters the next generation of Early Music musicians through education and career development opportunities.

Burden said: “I’m so excited to be debuting as a soloist with Brandenburg in Gloria & The Four Seasons. The Brandenburg Choir has been such a supportive and encouraging community for me, and I feel so privileged to be able to share that joyful sense of community with you, our audience!”

Melbourne Recital Centre on Thu, 11 May, 7pm Sat, 13 May, 7pm and Sun, 14 May, 5pm. More information at brandenburg.com.au.