Program

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

Henry Purcell

Suite from the Fairy Queen

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor and Co-Creator

Denis Plante, Director and Co-creator

David Rainey, Actor

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
 

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

45 minutes before the show, in Zilkha Hall - Director Denis Plante joins Executive Director Brian Ritter for a Question and Answer session. 


Romance and imagination abound in Vivaldi's Four Seasons!

Don't miss this theatrical premiere, weaving words, movement and the music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Purcell's The Fairy Queen into a modern fairy tale!

David Rainey, resident member of The Alley Theatre and Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company, joins Mercury to tell the story of four seasons in the life of retired aerospace engineer Walden Walker. 

Based on "Fairies' Dowries", a short play by Denis Plante, this original production was created by Antoine Plante and Denis Plante.

Please note: This production will be enjoyable for all ages, though we recommend children be over the age of six or capable of sitting quietly for long periods of time so as not to disrupt other patrons' enjoyment of the concert.  All children must be ticketed.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.  The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is sponsored by Houston Area Lexus Dealers and United Airlines.


 
 

Ensemble

 

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin

Joanna Becker
Anabel Detrick
Jackson Guillen
Maria Lin
Augusta McKay Lodge*
Hannah Watson

 

*Juilliard Fellow

Viola

Yvonne Smith
Matthew Carrington

 

Cello

Keiran Campbell*
Julia Sengupta

 

Bass

Deborah Dunham

Guitar

David Jacques

 

 

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