Since the beginning of time artists have always tried to describe the changing of the seasons. During the hot days of summer the musicians of the SSO remind us that the high temperatures will eventually give way to the cool rains. We hope you enjoy this movement from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons led by our concertmaster, Hojin Kim.
Under the merciless sun
Languishes man and flock; the pine tree burns,
The cuckoo begins to sing and at once
Join in the turtle doves and the goldfinch.
A gentle breeze blows, but Boreas
Joins battle suddenly with his neighbour,
And the shepherd weeps because overhead
Hangs the dreaded storm, and his destiny.