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Featured Artists

Joseph Monticello, flute
Clay Zeller-Townson, bassoon
Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Shelby Yamin, violin
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Rebecca Landell, cello & viol
Mark Edwards, harpsichord

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Seasons Transformed in Akron

Friday, April 12, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Knight Stage at Akron Civic Theater
182 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
This venue has a cash bar

Seasons Transformed is a daring new spin on Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons, showcasing the virtuosic talents of core LD musicians and two vibrant young instrumentalists in their LD debuts: flutist Joseph Monticello and bassoonist Clay Zeller-Townson.

Artistic Director Debra Nagy has  daringly re-arranged Autumn, Winter, and Spring for an ensemble of soloists, dividing up the material originally written for solo violin to be passed between two violins, oboe, flute, bassoon, harpsichord, and viola da gamba. For Summer, Nagy has an even more ambitious design: a brand-new concerto built from works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, the doyen of 18th-century theatrical music. Audiences will enjoy tunes they already love, reimagined in technicolor, embracing the full spectrum of colors, textures, and expressivity of its peerless ensemble of period instrument musicians.

Concert Program:

Le Printemps Giovanni Antonio Guido

  1. Presto

L’Autonno | L’Automne Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Debra Nagy

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo (after RV 545)
  3. Allegro

Concerto for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo, Op. 37 no. 6 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Inverno | L’Hiver Vivaldi, arr. Nagy

  1. Allegro non molto
  2. Largo 
  3. Allegro

L’Estate | L’Été Jean Philippe Rameau, arr. Nagy 

Based on selections from Platée, Les Indes Galantes, and Pièces de Clavecin

  1. Allegro
  2. Lent
  3. Orage

La Primavera | Le Printemps Vivaldi, arr. Nagy after Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro