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Great Masters Series - "Concert"

This year’s series celebrates renowned composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Born March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy, the son of a violinist, he was trained as a priest. Vivaldi was ordained in 1703, but left the priesthood soon after due to health complications. His reputation began with trios sonatas, violin sonatas and L’estro armonico, his first publications. Vivaldi also had a great interest in vocal music, including sacred works written for his pupils and operas. Known as the Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi died in Vienna in July of 1741.

ASU Chamber Orchestra conducted by Timothy Russell will perform. The ASU Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of 45 talented music majors from around the world. It performs six concerts a year, mostly works written for a small orchestra. It released its first CD, A Brassy Night at the Opera, in 1997. Director Timothy Russell, Professor of Music and Director of Orchestra at ASU, is one of America’s most versatile conductors and music educators. He has conducted and produced 15 CDs. Two received Grammy nominations.

These events are open to the public and free of charge.

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