December 2016

feature: Many Winters, A Wider World

When Tempesta di Mare presents not one, not two, but three Winters from three different Four Seasons in the upcoming program, Winter: A Cozy Noel, they’re not just inviting us to come and join the cheer by the glowing hearth.

That’s part of it, of course. To hear Vivaldi’s famous Winter paired with lesser-known but estimable Winters by Giovanni Antonio Guido and Christopher Simpson is a holiday treat for us long-time Four Seasons fans. It’s a real gift to be able revisit an old favorite and discover new ones in the process.

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Tickets: Winter: A Cozy Noel

Tempesta di Mare’s expert Chamber Players consider the sounds of Winter in depictions from 17th-century London (Christopher Simpson) and 18th-century Versailles (Giovanni Antonio Guido) and Venice (Antonio Vivaldi), plus more.

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throwback: Music in Exile (Janitsch Rediscoveries)

Originally published on our blog in January 2008.

“Wonderful things!” Practically dumbstruck, that’s all archaeologist Howard Carter could say at his first sight of the treasures in Tutankhamen’s tomb, glittering in their long-time hiding place.

“It felt like that for me, too,” says Richard Stone, Tempesta di Mare Artistic Co-Director, describing his feelings on opening the first box of Janitsch manuscripts in Berlin this summer, in preparation for the upcoming show, Rescued by the Red Army: rediscovering Johann Gottlieb Janitsch.

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featurette: Four Seasons for Fifteen Years

To mark the momentous occasion of its 15th season, Tempesta di Mare is giving us a big basket of Italian treats: Antonio Vivaldi’s string concertos op. 8, nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, otherwise known as the famous Four Seasons. Being able to hear Tempesta play what may be the best-known and best-loved pieces in the entire corpus of baroque music is cause for celebration. It’ll be something to remember.

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