Tuesday, December 2, 2008, noon
Broadcast live from St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte. Fred Child hosts.
Listen to a recording of the broadcast.
Kari Giles, violin; Susan Blumberg, violin; Kathy Jarrell, violin; Tara Fensom, violin; Ali Kavadlo, viola; Janis Nilsen, cello; Jeff Ferdon, violin
Calin Lupanu, violin; Elizabeth Landon, flute; Amy Whitehead, flute; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto, Winter from the Four Seasons
Johann Sebastian Bach: Air from Orchestra Suite No. 3 (encore)
Winter Sonnet attributed to Vivaldi
Allegro non molto
Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds;
running to and fro to stamp one's icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chill.
To rest contentedly beside the hearth, while those outside are drenched by pouring rain.
We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling.
Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground and, rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up. We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors…
this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.