The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is presenting Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.. The Four Seasons presents the musical expression of change.
Antonio Vivaldi composed these violin concerti in 1723. The sequence of the seasons are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Fabian Lopez, concertmaster, is the violin soloist for The Four Seasons concerti. A concerti is a piece of one or more soloists with three or more movements.
“When planning our opening season concert, we develop a classic program that is well-known and adored,” said Megan Woolbright, marketing director, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.
The musical program will also feature Legacy of Love, a musical tribute to Frances Grimes. Legacy of Love, composed by William Grimes, was dedicated to his mother on her one-hundredth birthday. She is a founding member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1956.
Fayetteville Symphony is committed to diversity, reflected by the Baroque Suite, written by Adolphus Hailstork, a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) composer, and Brendan Slocumb, BIPOC violinist, Fayetteville native, and author. Slocumb is the author of The Violin Conspiracy and Secrets of the Symphony.
Female composers are featured in future programs such as Florence Price, classical pianist, organist and music teacher. Jessie Montgomery is a composer, chamber musician and educator.
Many of us have expectations of concerts at locations such as Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and churches. The Fayetteville Symphony has made these options available to the public. The Symphony on Tap series is classical music performed at local breweries. Beethoven, Bach, the music is free; pay for your beer.
“Symphony on Tap is a new series with the goal to engage the community through music and beer,” said Meghan Woolbright.
“Listening to Classical Music has health benefits, stress reduction, lowers blood pressure, lowers anxiety, improves cognition, positive impact on pain management and enhances blissful sleep,” according to studies by Better Sleep.
The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is a primary factor in the quality of life in Fayetteville.
“The orchestra contributes to the quality of life in our city by making music accessible for everyone to experience," said Woolbright
Enjoy the musical experience of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 234 Green St. The tickets range from $5 to $32.