WSMR Quarterly Issue Reports - Q1 2020

The Florida Orchestra: “The Four Seasons” Rebroadcast

Join Classical WSMR every Thursday night at 7pm for our Evening Masterwork with The Florida Orchestra! This week, we rebroadcasted the Orchestra’s performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Le Quattro Stagioni” or “The Four Seasons.” This concert was originally performed in 2012 with guest conductor and soloist Jeffrey Multer at the helm of this performance. Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” successfully details the four seasons through excellent orchestral writing.

The Conductor

Violinist Jeffrey Multer is recognized as a passionate performer that possesses a great understanding of musical technique. Initially, Multer made his musical debut in 1993 at the Kennedy Center. He has since gone on to perform as a soloist in orchestras. He is also a chamber musician throughout North and South America. Multer is currently the Artistic Director of chamber music at the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina. In 2006 Multer was appointed to Concertmaster to The Florida Orchestra. Jeffrey Multer possesses a phenomenal repertoire and makes an excellent addition to The Florida Orchestra.

The Works

Additionally, the rebroadcasting features classical works from renowned composers. Osvaldo Golijov’s “Last Round” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” will be heard alongside Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” “Last Round” is also a “sublimated tango dance” while Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” holds a lingering remembrance of his most idolized composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Of course, Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” is the centerpiece of this broadcast. This is, without a doubt, Antonio Vivaldi’s most recognizable work. The composition utilizes four violinists and each performer contributes one of Vivaldi’s interpretations of the four seasons. Also, Vivaldi transcribed Italian sonnets that detailed the melody of the violins with the intended description of each season.

Stay Connected

Be sure to tune in on Thursday’s at 7pm for our Evening Masterwork with The Florida Orchestra. We want to give a special thanks to The Florida Orchestra for partnering with us to bring you these concerts during your time at home. This helps everyone to stay connected and enjoy the classical music we all love. You can tune in to Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 every Thursday to listen to these broadcasts or you can stream Classical WSMR live from your smartphone with the WUSF Public Media App. If you miss a broadcast, you can listen on-demand at WSMR.org for 45 days after the airdate. For additional information on The Florida Orchestra visit: https://floridaorchestra.org/.

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