Saturday Art: Vivaldi Spring
Feels like Spring to me, so time to play the Vivaldi:
Now a little about the soloist, Jaap Van Zweden. He’s currently the conductor at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductors that get out from behind the baton and continue to perform are my kinda people – not many of them do that so much. I really like it when conductors “put their money where there mouth is” so to say.
He came to Dallas after 16 years at the helm of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, which some people call the “Carnegie Hall of Europe” as it is acoustically a wonder to behold, like Carnegie. He’s not as well known here in the US yet, but he’s got quite the career going.