Nigel Kennedy re­turns to Aus­tralia with a new take on Vi­valdi’s Mas­ter­piece: Vi­valdi: The New Four Sea­sons + Ded­i­ca­tions

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Nigel Kennedy, the world’s most fa­mous clas­si­cal, jazz and rock vi­o­lin­ist will per­form Vi­valdi: The New Four Sea­sons + Ded­i­ca­tions in Aus­tralia this sum­mer in Syd­ney, Mel­bourne, and Bris­bane. Tick­ets are cur­rently on sale.

Some 26 years af­ter re­leas­ing his break­through record­ing of Vi­valdi’s The New Four Sea­sons, which sold over three mil­lion copies (the best-sell­ing clas­si­cal record ever), Nigel Kennedy has the Ital­ian com­poser in his sights again. Pre­sent­ing an ex­cit­ing new ver­sion of his iconic mas­ter­piece, Nigel Kennedy turns back the clock but adds a typ­i­cal and tra­di­tional twist as he per­forms an acous­tic ver­sion of his ground­break­ing Four Sea­sons. With The New Four Sea­sons, Nigel will take au­di­ences on a jour­ney through the sea­sons with ex­tra­or­di­nary flair, de­liv­er­ing new in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the mu­sic while stay­ing true to the essence of Vi­valdi’s Four Sea­sons.

For over twenty-five years, Nigel Kennedy has been ac­knowl­edged as one of the world’s lead­ing vi­o­lin vir­tu­osos and is, with­out doubt, one of the most im­por­tant vi­o­lin­ists Bri­tain has ever pro­duced. His vir­tu­oso tech­nique, unique tal­ent and mass ap­peal have brought fresh per­spec­tives to both the clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary reper­toire. He is the best-sell­ing clas­si­cal vi­o­lin­ist of all time.

In Ded­i­ca­tions, the se­quence of his own com­po­si­tions that will make up half of the per­for­mance, Kennedy will pay trib­ute to four mu­si­cal he­roes: Jaroslaw Smi­etana, Stephane Grap­pelli, Isaac Stern and Mark O’con­nor. Nigel will be ac­com­pa­nied by a 14-strong on stage en­sem­ble.

This tour co­in­cides with the launch in Aus­tralia of his lat­est al­bum, My World, which fol­lows Nigel Kennedy / Vi­valdi: The New Four Sea­sons. Nigel will be play­ing mu­sic from both al­bums on this tour.

“vir­tu­os­ity in­tact, the sound com­pelling, the ef­fect to­tally dis­arm­ing.”- The Guardian, UK Jan 2016 “Blazed with vir­tu­oso en­ergy” – The Tele­graph, UK Jan 2016

2017 TOUR DE­TAILS

SYD­NEY

Fri­day 27 & Sat­ur­day 28 Jan­uary 2017 Con­cert Hall Syd­ney Opera House www.syd­ney­op­er­a­house.com 02 9250 7777

MEL­BOURNE

Tues­day 31 Jan­uary 2017 Hamer Hall Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne www.arts­cen­tremel­bourne. com.au 1300 182 183

BRIS­BANE

Thurs­day 2 Fe­bru­ary 2017 Con­cert Hall QPAC www.qpac.com.au 136 246

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