photo of Violinist Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Strathmore

photo of Violinist Sarah Chang

Violinist Sarah Chang
Photo | Colin Bell

Violinist Sarah Change will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the National Philharmonic May 17 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.

Violinist Sarah Chang, recognized worldwide as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers, plays Vivaldi’s most popular work, The Four Seasons, a set of four short violin concertos written around 1723. The concertos each depict a season and are filled with dazzling effects mimicking natural phenomena such as storms, wind, thunder and rain, as well as bird calls. Ms. Chang’s 2007 CD of the Seasons attracted international commendation, with BBC Music Magazine stating, “She has never made a finer recording.” Strauss wrote the adagio for strings, Metamorphosen, during the closing days of World War II as an elegy for the destruction of Munich, including the historic National Theatre opera house.

This performance will also be held May 18 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $28 – $84 and may be purchased online at Strathmore website or by calling 301.581.5100.

Strauss Metamorphosen
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Young people age 7-17 attend all National Philharmonic concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together and for young adults to attend a live classical music performance with friends. KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained IN PERSON at the Strathmore Ticket Office or BY PHONE at 301.581.5100.

Please note: Children’s free tickets cannot be ordered online. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased online for children ages 7-17.


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