Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and other classics
performed by players from the Orchestra of St Cecelia
on Saturday 21 December at 8pm
Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to present Vivaldi’s sublime masterpiece The Four Seasons by candlelight as well as a host of 18th century classics, featuring players from the Orchestra of St Cecelia on Saturday 21 December at 8pm.
An accomplished violinist, Vivaldi wrote over 500 compositions during his lifetime but it is The Four Seasonsthat has become one of the most popular pieces of classical music ever written and remains as popular today as when it was first performed. The evening will also feature such works as J.S. Bach’s enchanting Air on a G String, Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op.6 and Mozart’s Divertimento in F.
Soloist, Róisín Walters, began playing the violin when she was three years of age at the Young European Strings School of Music. She later studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she won every intermediate and senior string category at the festival competitions. Internationally she has been awarded first prize at the 1st Ernest Bloch International Music Competition, first prize at the Stefan Milenkovich International Violin Competition and composer’s prize at the Canetti International Violin Competition.
In addition to performing with some of the leading Irish and UK orchestras, she performed in many venues throughout Europe. She is currently a member of the London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme with whom she has performed at the prestigious Barbican Centre.
The Orchestra of St. Cecilia has a notable reputation and is a firmly established part of Ireland’s musical life. In addition to performing throughout the country, the Orchestra presents a regular series of concerts in the National Concert Hall. Highlights include the complete Mozart Piano Concertos with Hugh Tinney, the complete Beethoven Symphonies and Piano Concertos conducted and performed by Barry Douglas, and an outstanding symphony series conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
Don’t miss this wonderful evening, tickets are selling fast so book early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert will begin at 8pm sharp.
Tickets cost €22 (€20 conc) and can be purchased from entertainment.ie
or by calling 01 677 8099.
Proceeds go towards the upkeep of Christ Church Cathedral.