On February 21st and 22nd 2015 La Follia Austin Baroque teamed up with KMFA Classical 89.5 in Austin to present a unique performance of Antonio Vivaldi's famous "Four Seasons" concertos.
La Follia provided the music, led by four different brilliant soloists, while KMFA announcers provided entertaining and insightful commentary. Jeffrey Blair offered whimsical reflections on the seasons, with poetry and song lyrics. Chris Johnson shared background on Vivaldi and the concertos themselves. Renee Beale read the sonnets, probably written by Vivaldi himself, which inspired the imagery contained in the concertos. Renee read the sonnets both in the original Italian and in English, using an excellent translation by Steven Ledbetter.
We have produced this performance in its entirety on this CD.
We hope you, dear patrons of KMFA and La Follia, enjoy this, our gift to you for your continuing support of our organizations.
Keith Womer, Director, La Follia Austin Baroque
Ann Wilson, President and General Manager, KMFA Classical 89.5