Nigel Kennedy returns to Australia with a new take on Vivaldi’s Masterpiece:
Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons + Dedications
Nigel Kennedy, the world’s most famous classical, jazz and rock violinist will perform Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons + Dedications in Australia this summer in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Tickets are currently on sale.
Some 26 years after releasing his breakthrough recording of Vivaldi’s The New Four Seasons, which sold over three million copies (the best-selling classical record ever), Nigel Kennedy has the Italian composer in his sights again. Presenting an exciting new version of his iconic masterpiece, Nigel Kennedy turns back the clock but adds a typical and traditional twist as he performs an acoustic version of his groundbreaking Four Seasons. With The New Four Seasons, Nigel will take audiences on a journey through the seasons with extraordinary flair, delivering new interpretations of the music while staying true to the essence of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
For over twenty-five years, Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. He is the best-selling classical violinist of all time.
In Dedications, the sequence of his own compositions that will make up half of the performance, Kennedy will pay tribute to four musical heroes: Jaroslaw Smietana, Stephane Grappelli, Isaac Stern and Mark O’Connor. Nigel will be accompanied by a 14-strong on stage ensemble.
This tour coincides with the launch in Australia of his latest album, My World, which follows Nigel Kennedy / Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons. Nigel will be playing music from both albums on this tour.
“virtuosity intact, the sound compelling, the effect totally disarming.”– The Guardian, UK Jan 2016
“Blazed with virtuoso energy”– The Telegraph, UK Jan 2016
2017 TOUR DETAILS
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 January 2017
Sydney Opera House
www.sydneyoperahouse.com | 02 9250 7777
Tuesday 31 January 2017
Hamer Hall Arts Centre
www.artscentremelbourne.com.au | 1300 182 183
Thursday 2 February 2017
Concert Hall QPAC
www.qpac.com.au | 136 246
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