Mireille Lebel, mezzo-soprano
Rodolfo Richter, leader
Saturday, April 22, 2023
8pm | First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until May 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)
Vivaldi: Forces of Nature—Love of Nature
Don’t miss radiant mezzo-soprano and BEMF favorite Mireille Lebel in an exciting collaboration with esteemed violin virtuoso Rodolfo Richter and the outstanding Austrian chamber orchestra Ensemble Castor, both making their BEMF début. Enjoy a program exploring concertos and vocal works by Antonio Vivaldi that vividly evoke the natural world through music, from bird song to violent tempests to pastoral countrysides.
This program will also be presented in New York City on Sunday, April 23 at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Returing to in-person concerts over the last year has been both an honor and responsibility. As the global pandemic evolves, our response will continue to adapt. The health and safety of our audience, employees, and artists remains our highest priority. Out of concern for those in our community who are still vulnerable, some COVID-19 protocols will stay in place for the coming season.
“Lovely, imaginative performances.”
In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the week before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at BEMF.org.