MOSL’s second concert of the season highlights The Four Seasons of Buenos Aries with violin soloist Hannah Frey. Piazzolla single-handedly took the tango, an earthy, sensual, often disreputable folk music that he enjoyed as a child, and elevated it into a sophisticated form of high art. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is an extraordinarily interesting work. In its final shape, it takes a tango-inspired work by Piazzolla and combines it with elements easily recognizable from Vivaldi’s model. Not only does it share with Vivaldi the general concept of depicting four seasons in music; it also presents a solo violin featured within an orchestral texture in highly virtuosic style.
Also on the program Chabrier Habanera and Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo.