The Four Seasons: Rachel Podger
Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger joins forces with the Academy of Ancient Music and music director Richard Egarr for a spirited exploration of music from Handel, Corelli and Vivaldi, in association with the London Handel Festival.
The first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize in October 2015 and Gramophone Artist of the Year 2018, Podger brings distinctive verve and zeal to her performances along with superlative interpretative insights.
Enjoy a collection of effervescent concerti grossi from Handel and Corelli, before the zestful and exuberant melodies of Vivaldi’s beloved The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagione) take centre stage. In a programme that pays homage to composers that at once liberated and transformed the violin’s stature, experience baroque performance at its essence and prepare for breathtakingly tempestuous readings of music that defined the age.
“the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin” (The Times)