National orchestra goes to Escazú Friday

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional will present a special concert Friday in Escazú.

Costa Rica does not have distinctive seasons of the year, just rain and no rain, but composers worldwide have used the season concept to frame their works.

The orchestra will present “The Four Seasons” by the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The work is a set of four violin concertos.

Also on the program is “Las cuatro estaciones porteñas” by the Argentinian Ástor Piazzolla. The title translates to English as “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.”  Piazzolla is rivaled only by Carlos Gardel as a composer of tango, and he has a distinctive style. The four tango works also reflect the seasons.

The concert will be at the San Miguel Arcángel complex in Escazú Centro at  7 p.m. The invited director is the German Andreas Neufeld.

This is not part of the regular season for the orchestra. The musicians already are in practice for the second concert of the year April 7 and 9, said the Centro Nacional de la Música.

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