Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face - Suite No. 2
Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Approx. 90 Minute Performance
With his 1995 opera, Powder her Face, British composer, Thomas Ades, made a splash on the world scene. A virtuoso orchestrator full of melodic fantasy and harmonic invention known for tackling ambitious topics in highly theatrical fashion, Ades has had since had is works performed by most major orchestras and opera companies around the world. The Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face (2017) is a symphonic suite weaving together the opera’s main musical material, recounting the true story of an aristocratic woman who scandalised British society in the 1960s.
The famous Four Seasons are re-cast for solo violin, strings and electronics in Max Richter’s immensely successful 21st Century Vivaldi update, Recomposed. Described by Gramophone Magazine as “Vivaldi-goes-clubbing”, VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright, Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey and the VSO invite you to chill out to this bold and beautiful re-creation.
6:45PM – 7:05PM Join Maestro Bramwell Tovey and Nicholas Wright for a pre-concert chat on stage.
9:00PM Following the concert, join us for a closing night party in the Orpheum Lobby.
This concert is part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations.