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Vivaldi's Four Seasons, electronics by Anna Meredith and visuals by Eleanor Meredith

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Jonathan Morton in shadow playing the violin with headphones on in front of a colourful watercolour background


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A year in an hour… Anno is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons interspersed with newly written sounds; a year of music, condensed into an hour; a sensory experience of the passing of time; a brand-new context for an old, beloved piece.

Commissioned by Spitalfields Music and Scottish Ensemble, Anno is a brand new composition by one of the most inventive composers writing today. Combining and intertwining Vivaldi’s four extremely well-known seasonal concerti, The Four Seasons, with her own new electronic compositions, Anna Meredith has created one continuous, hour-long, fresh experience of the original Baroque masterpiece for string orchestra and electronics.

Explore the world behind the show at annotheshow.com.


Anna Meredith is one of the most exciting compositional talents in both new classical and electronic music. Straddling the worlds of contemporary classical, avant pop, electronica and experimental rock, her music has been broadcast on Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Whilst her classical accolades include Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RPS/PRS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA, classical music representative for the 2009 South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and winner of the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers, she has recently caused ripples of excitement amongst national music press, peers and fans over her debut album, Varmints – released on Moshi Moshi Records on 4 March to instant critical and cult acclaim.

Her works have been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles at an impressive range of events, from the Last Night of the Proms to Latitude Festival, PRADA fashion campaigns and a flash mob performances at motorway service stations.


Original co-commission by Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music supported by:
Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, John S. Cohen Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, The Leche Trust, The London Community Foundation, Lord Phillimore’s Charitable Trust, Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust and an anonymous donor.

Jurriaanse Zaal, Rotterdam

Sat 18 May 2019 at 9:00 pm

Rotterdam, Netherlands