Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” – one of the most iconic and popular pieces of classical music – gets its due once again when violinist Nurit Pacht and The Symphony of Westchester present an All-Baroque program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium.
Pacht has been a soloist with orchestras worldwide and throughout the United States and has won top prizes in several international competitions. She debuted with the Houston Symphony Orchestra as a teenager.
Also on the program are two other favorites — J.S. Bach’s seamless “Air on a G String and his Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major.
A snow date has been set for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. The decision to use the snow date will be made on Friday, Dec 12 and will be posted on the website.
The orchestra’s season continues into 2015 with its annual Family Concert on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Suitable for age 4 and up, this concert will feature the winner of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Concerto Competition, performing a movement from the Baroque or Classical periods. Members of The Symphony will play compositions written by students in the Composers of the Future workshop, run by The Symphony in collaboration with New Rochelle’s “Songcatchers” after-school program. Robert Sherman will narrate Seymour Barab’s “The Selfish Giant.” Tickets for this concert only are $15; $5 for children.
The season concludes Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. with an all-Brahms program featuring violinist Kristin Lee and cellist Sophie Shao performing the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor.
Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is at 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. Ticket prices are $50; $35 for seniors (age 65 and up) and $15 for students. For tickets and more information, call 914-654-4926 or visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org. – edited by Georgette Gouveia