Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

One of our favourite programmes is Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - music which is universally known and loved. Audiences feel confident coming to music that is so popular, and know they will enjoy. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the music is actually based on very evocative poetry written by Vivaldi himself. James' version of this story appeals to children and adults alike, and, as in the original re-creates heart-warming scenes for every season.

The standard programme involves 8 musicians plus James, but we also offer the following smaller-scale programmes for 2-5 musicians plus James:

“All in a Garden Green”

Beguiling music from the renaissance and baroque period including Greensleeves, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.

”Arabian Nights”

James tells tales from the Arabian Nights, and paints to the accompaniment of the Danse Orientale and Chanson Arabe from Scheherazade, as well as Spanish renaissance and baroque music.

”Over the Hills and Far Away”

Folk music of the British isles and the tales every child should know!

“Shakespeare’s music”

Features the original music from some of Shakespeare’s best known plays including As you like it , Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Hamlet.