Enrique Diemecke conductor
Andres Cardenes violin

SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau)
VIVALDI Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
GINASTERA Estancia: Three Dances

Special Family Day Pre-Concert Talk With Daniel Winnick

March 12, 2022  
Doors open at 6:00 pm 
The program starts at 6:30 pm 
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes 

This fun and informative talks will take some of the mystery out of classical music. 
Join us for this free presentations at The Whiting. 

Join Daniel Winnick, FSO violinist and member of the Troubadours, for a fun and informative introduction to the evening's concert program. Your FSO March 12 concert ticket is also your admission to the pre-concert talk.  

All ticket holders are invited to enter Whiting at 6 pm to allow ample time to use concessions, restrooms, and get seated before the 6:30 start time. Seating is restricted to the orchestra level only – there is no reserved seating for the pre-concert talk. 

When the pre-concert talk ends, patrons must return to the lobby prior to the FSO warm-up doors re-open as usual for the 7:30 pm performance. 

FSOLive for this performance is currently unavailable.

The Four Seasons, the best known of Vivaldi's works, is four violin concerti written about Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Vivaldi represented various nature elements within the compositions, like singing birds, a shepherd, barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, frozen landscapes, and warm winter fires. It is the earliest and most detailed example of what would eventually be called program music, or music with a narrative element. Close your eyes and let Vivaldi's music take you on a journey through the seasons – all without ever leaving your seat.

Ginastera's Estancia's opening lines transport the listener to the Argentinian countryside, complete with riding gauchos (skilled horsemen) and farmers tending the land. Written in 1941, Ginastera's one-act ballet was derived from the poem Martín Fierro by José Hernández, a nationalist expression of the gaucho and commentary on the changes to rural life as a result of political and military struggle. The suite contains three movements: The Land WorkersWheat Dance, and Malambo. The rousing final movement is inspired by the flamboyant malambo dance of the Argentine gauchos.


Drs. Paul and Barbara Adams
Dr. Kenneth and Nancy Lee Fawcett
Drs. Venkat & Rama Rao
Carolyn Stubbs and Susan Schneberger
William Hentgen
Dr. Mark & Genie Plucer

Guest Artist Sponsor
The Chan Family

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