Our fall concert opens with music from a different Four Seasons, with the "Autumn" concerto for three violins by Giovanni Antonio Guido. An Italian composer living in France, Guido's Four Seasons may even predate the more famous work by Antonio Vivaldi.
Also on the program is dance music from two operas: Handel's Alcina and Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Flautist Jessica Dunnavant will perform a concerto by Vivaldi, titled "La Notte."
The program ends with music from Jean-Féry Rebel's Les Elements. In this remarkable work Rebel depicts through music the four elements — Fire, Water, Earth, and Air — as they emerge from chaos and bring their own characters to the world.