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The Four Seasons virtual concert
April 19 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
“The Four Seasons,” the iconic set of concertos by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, will be brought to life by The PSU Chamber Orchestra in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on April 19.
The orchestra is comprised of Associate Professor Raul Munguia and three of his students: Freshman Lillian Monroe, who will perform “Summer;” Senior Edith Sigler who will perform “Autumn;” and Senior Bryan Amor who will perform “Winter.” Munguía will perform “Spring.”
Vivaldi famously said, “There are no words, there is only music there.” And yet, ironically, Vivaldi’s best-known work is based upon a series of sonnets — poems of 14 lines using formal rhyme schemes, typically having 10 syllables per line.
“Many consider these concertos to be the first truly programmatic pieces — that is, music that tells or follows a narrative,” Munguia said.
The performance is being recorded in the historic lobby of McCray Hall, home to the PSU Department of Music, because it provides a rich, depth, and resonant acoustic very similar to a church.
“This allows the baroque style to be much more appreciated by both the performers and the audience,” Munguia said.
The concert may be viewed at pittstate.tv and Facebook.com/BicknellCenter. It also will be archived at pittstate.tv for future viewing on demand.