November 2011 – European Festival Baroque Orchestra

European Festival Baroque Orchestra


November 25th 2011

During their visit to the island, organised by Music In Action, members of the European Festival Baroque Orchestra were hosted at the academy and kindly offered to perform an after-school concert introducing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  Led by Anna Smith from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the group took the audience of children and families through the movements, explaining each incredible gesture and texture Vivaldi uses to mirror the storyline which underpins the music.  This was a wonderful insight into the sheer detail the composer went into in order to evoke the words through music, and expertly performed by all players. 

The concert at Fort Regent the following evening was very well attended and received excellent feedback.  Pictured here are four of the members in full costume at the academy:

European Festival Baroque Orchestra players

(photograph courtesy of the Jersey Evening Post)