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Behind-the-Scenes: The Four Seasons

Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by Neall Kriete

We’re loving being on tour with Joe and James. During our recent gig in Canberra, Richard swapped his bow for a camera and took some pics of the whole gang.

Pictured (clockwise from left): Oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros, ACO Viola Alexandru-Mihai Bota, ACO Violin Liisa Pallandi, Percussionist James Tawadros and the ACO, ACO Violin Satu Vänskä and the Orchestra, Joseph Tawadros (last three images)  

The Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has undergone many reincarnations since it was first played by the talented orphans of the Ospedale della Pietà in 18th-century Venice. Now, Richard Tognetti and Joseph Tawadros bring their own blend of musical alchemy to this program, reminding us that Venice is barely a day’s sail from Cairo.
Almost 300 years after Vivaldi penned the Four Seasons, Joseph Tawadros brings the sounds of the near east to Australia with a selection of original works.