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Chico Guild's Fanfare 2014
in honor of Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett
Friday, March 21 at The Palms
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NSS Chamber Music Concert
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Mendelssohn's Octet featuring NSS concertmaster Terrie Baune
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Old City Hall, Redding
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico
$22 for adult/senior;
$12 for child/student
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center (Weaverville) online
Theater box office (Redding) online or 530-243-8877
Chico University Box Office online or 530-898-6333
The centerpiece of these concerts is the famous set of four solo pieces for violin and string orchestra called The Four Seasons. Soloist Baune said, “When you listen to the Seasons, you can really feel the heat of Summer and the mosquitoes, and the slippery ice of Winter. It’s called program music, when pictures like this are inspired by the music, and the Four Seasons are program music at its best.” An unusual feature of the concert is that the small orchestra will not have a conductor. “The position of orchestra conductor didn’t really come along until after Vivaldi’s time,” said Baune. “The music was led by the first violin or the harpsichord player. Since the violin has the solos in the Four Seasons, it’s natural for the other players to follow my lead.”
Also on the concerts is Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings . Written when the composer was only sixteen, the Octet, according to Terrie Baune, is “one of the most joyous works I can think of.”