Program: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi Integral / Small Night Music by Mozart Orchestra Hélios Violo Solo Glen Rouxel The Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi is a four concerti ensemble for violin, composed in 1723. It is arguably Vivaldi's best-known composition and the most performed musical work in the world. It is a violin concerto where a violin plays accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The content of each concerto is varied and evokes each of the seasons to which it relates. For example, winter is punctuated with pizzicato notes on the high strings, reminiscent of icy rain, while summer evokes a thunderstorm in the final movement, prepared by thunder that rumbles repeatedly in the movement. The concerti of the four seasons were first published in 1725 as part of a set of 12 concerti, L'opus N8 under the theme of the confrontation between harmony and invention (il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione). The first four concerti were named the four seasons, which bore the name of the season in question. Dynamic and eclectic, the Hélios orchestra has established itself since its creation in 2014. Its artistic director, Paul Savalle, promotes the professional integration of young musicians through orchestral practice. Thus, young graduates mingle with orchestral musicians, conductors and experienced soloists, in optimal working conditions. From baroque to contemporary music, the programs are varied. As for the repertoire, it is both symphonic and choral, the orchestra associating itself with the departmental and regional churs. Thanks to the collaboration of different conductors, the musicians approach a very rich repertoire by expanding their range of interpretations. They all come from the great French conservatories, some belonging to a national orchestra. From the string quartet to the symphony orchestra to the brass ensemble, the orchestra always broadens its audience by modulating its composition. String formation takes place in picturesque locations that cannot accommodate a symphony orchestra, allowing the public to discover a rich architectural heritage. In short, thanks to its variable geometry training, the Hélios orchestra approaches the widest repertoire with a passionate curiosity.