Jungho Kim, guest conductor Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Emily Cornelius, violin Sibelius: Valse Triste Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concerti each of which gives a musical expression to a season of the year and is the best known of his works. Each musical Season is a showpiece for soloist and accompaniment, with allusions to the birds of Spring, the heat of Summer, the harvest celebrations of Autumn and the bitter winds of Winter. Emily Cornelius is concertmaster of Heights Chamber Orchestra. An active performer, Emily is principal second violin of the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, a member of Canton Symphony and Cleveland Pops. Emily is a dedicated teacher with a large private teaching studio. She holds degrees from the Oberlin and New England Conservatories. Sibelius’ orchestral poem is as fresh, charming, and well-crafted today as it was when performed throughout the tea houses of Europe and America. As the music unfolds, it exhibits a remarkable ambiguity of mood, reflecting both an old woman's joy at being reunited with her dead husband and the audience's knowledge that it is in fact Death himself that the mother is dancing with. It is easy to imagine the magical effect Valse Triste had on audiences of the day. Schubert wrote the Third Symphony in 1815 when he was 18. Although there are still traces of the great classical models of Haydn and Mozart, each of the movements bears the mark of Schubert's own inimitable intonation. The first public performance of the work was in the London Crystal Palace, 32 years after the composer’s death.