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Onstage Chamber Music Sessions opens with violinist Étienne Gara, Delirium Musicum

The Soraya’s intimate Onstage Chamber Music Sessions announced its 2022 season will kick off on Friday, January 21 with a performance showcasing the talents of current Artist-in-Residence, violinist Etienne Gara and Delirium Musicum, an ensemble known for its fearless interpretations of classical and new music.

The Jan. 21 program features the opportunity for audience members to experience the works of two contemporary composers – Philip Glass and Max Richter – each creating a musical response to Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi-The Four Seasons and Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2-American Four Seasons.

Despite discarding three-quarters of Vivaldi’s original material in his recomposition of “The Four Seasons,” Max Richter considered the Italian composer’s musical DNA as omni-present in the reworking of the material. “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi—The Four Seasons” was recorded in 2012.

“Vivaldi’s Four Seasons continue to invite introspection of our collective human experience,” said Gara. “Our concert, which combines both Glass and Richter’s response to Vivaldi, is a meditation on the human condition, perhaps, and a bit of time-travelling as we explore a future rich with the timelessness of the great masters of the past.”

The Jan 21 concert is the first of two programs that feature Gara and Delirium Musicum. On March 3, two-time Academy Award nominee and film composer Marco Beltrami reimagines and transforms Johann Sebastian Bach‘s preludes in an evening entitled Bach by Beltrami performed by Delirium Musicum with violinists Sandy Cameron and Lucia Micarelli, cellist Eric Byers and soprano Holly Sedillos.

French born violinist Gara has performed extensively worldwide in some of the most renowned venues.  Internationally broadcast on TV and radio and winner of numerous awards, he recorded in 2014 on the Leonora Jackson, a 1714 Stradivarius, an album of French music titled French Recital.

Tickets start at $76 and are available at www.thesoraya.org and by calling 818-677-3000. The Soraya is located at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330.

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