Baroque and Tango Baroque and Tango
Fri. 08 Jul. 20227:30 p.m.Haseldorf RinderstallK 20
Fri. 08 Jul. 20227:30 p.m.Haseldorf RinderstallK 20

Baroque and Tango

Cast

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor, accordion, and harpsichord
Jacob Reuven, mandolin
String Ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper

Program

Antonio Vivaldi/Astor Piazzolla:
“The Eight Seasons”

Ticket price

54 / € 48 / € 38 / € 24

Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concertos “The Four Seasons” impressively portray the chirping of birds in spring, the summer heat, the autumn winds, and the chattering of teeth in winter. Israeli soloist Jacob Reuven, who has repeatedly caused a worldwide sensation with his adaptations of virtuoso repertoire written for the violin, demonstrates how the mandolin can also imitate birdsongs and chattering teeth extremely sonorously. Leonid Desjatnikow’s arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s tango suite “Las cuatro estaciones porteñas” was originally orchestrated for violin and string orchestra, enriched with quotations from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”. This year’s portrait artist Omer Meir Wellber takes the proximity of the two works as an opportunity to combine baroque and tango. For Vivaldi’s concertos, he plays accordion; for Piazzolla’s, he plays the baroque harpsichord and says: “It’s all about improvisation, searching together and finding each other. In the process, we dare to exchange roles so that interesting sounds can emerge: Vivaldi begins to sound a bit like Piazzolla, who in turn takes on a Baroque color.”

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