November 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This Christmas Concert has been planned as a thank you to the resort for that assistance, and as a way to spread holiday cheer to both resort guests and local supporters of the orchestra. Admission to the concert, which begins at 7:00 pm, is free, and audience members can have their parking tickets validateded at the concert to receive a reduced parking fee of $5.00. A no-host bar featuring beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
“Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8” was composed around 1690 as one of “Twelve concerto grossi, Op. 6” comissioned by Corelli’s patron Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, and published as part of this work after the composer’s death. The score is notated “Fatto per la notte di Natale” (“Made for the night of Christmas”), so it is commonly known as his “Christmas Concerto” and has become one of Corelli’s most popular works. The six movement concerto, scored for two concertina violins and cello, with accompaniment by strings and continuo, will showcase the talents of concertmaster Ursula Vietze, first violinist Ray Broginni, and principal cellist Herb Mahelona.
Antonio Vivaldi’s “Le quattro stagioni”, (“The Four Seasons”) composed in 1723, is among the most familiar pieces of baroque music, and Vivaldi’s best-known work. Vivaldi, who was highly inventive and avant-garde for his time, introduced the concept of instrumental music that tells a story or paints a picture with these compositions, a set of four violin concertos depicting the four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. First published in 1725 as part of a set of “Twelve concerti, Op. 8” titled “Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione”,
(“The Contest Between Harmony and Invention”), each concerto is in three movements, with a slow movement in between two fast movements. As a violin virtuoso, Vivaldi extended the technique of the instrument, illustrated by the complexity of the solo parts for these concertos. First violinist Michael Russell will reprise his spectacular performance of “Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, “L’inverno” (“Winter”), first played with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2005, for this concert.
With the help of generous sponsors like the Hilton Waikoloa Village, which has once again offered the perfect venue and other assistance for this event, and many others who selflessly donate their time and resources to promote the Kamuela Philharmonic, the orchestra looks forward to creating more great classical music performances for local audiences in the future
The orchestra is striving to promote local music education and introduce their music to diverse audiences by continuing to keep admission to concerts free. Since the group is a 501 (3) c nonprofit, any contribution you might wish to make to this effort, in our calabash at our concerts, or through our website: kamuelaphil.com, may be tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated.