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Listen: The Four Seasons

Posted on 16 Dec 2015 by Leo Messias

We're thrilled to share a live recording of our acclaimed The Four Seasons program, recorded on 21 February 2015 at City Recital Hall, Sydney, by ABC Classic FM.

Bookending our 2015 National Concert Season, The Four Seasons was an exquisite musical journey intended to show the profound symbiosis between the cultures of Venice and Islam, built over a thousand years of trading. ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti directed the string orchestra, oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros and his brother James Tawadros on percussion, injecting re-juvenated, raw energy to Vivaldi's scores and to Joseph Tawadros' original compositions. 

As Clive Paget from Limelight Magazine put it, "this is a most engaging cultural fusion that knocks most other attempts at suchlike into a cocked hat. With a world class orchestra and soloists, a fabulous evening's entertainment is guaranteed." 

We hope you enjoy it!