Review: Something for everyone at HSO’s excellent ‘Four Seasons’ concert

The second half of the concert was filled by Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 (ca. 1720). Though performed as one mammoth work, The Four Seasons is composed of four separate violin concertos. The program’s soloist was guest artist Randall Goosby, who was outstanding. He had all the flash and speed one could want, but without sacrificing quality or expressivity. He handled the difficult, virtuosic passages and the lyrical slow movement themes with equal deftness. At various points, he was joined by soloists from the orchestra, including violinists Leonid Sigal and Jared Lis, cellist Peter Zay, and the harpsichordist whose name did appear to be listed in the program.

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