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‘Tis the Seasons – Vladimir’s take on Vivaldi at glór


ONE of the world’s most famous and popular pieces of classical music, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons gets an amazing reshaping by renowned Slovakian violinist Vladimir Jablokov on Friday May 13 in glór.

Performed as part of his Four Seasons Explained tour, with this unique arrangement, not only will the audience get to hear the most amazing music, but also get a visual translation of the
300-year-old sonnets that inspired the pieces.

Vladimir’s father performed Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons regularly and some of his performances and recordings go back to 1985 – the year Vladimir was born.

“I remember one concert in Bratislava when I was about 10 years old. Dad was not only playing the full Four Seasons with his chamber orchestra, but he was also reading the sonnets published in the original Vivaldi score 300 years ago.”

In August of last year, Vladimir’s Dad sadly passed away. Vladimir now wants to continue his father’s legacy and explain the sonnets to a wider audience.

His hand-picked violin, cello and piano ensemble will begin with a unique arrangement of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

The latter half of the concert will also feature some of the most popular pieces in Vladimir’s repertoire, including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Blue Danube, Strauss’ Radetzky March, Theme from Schindler’s List, If I Were a Rich Man and more audience favourites.

From busking on Grafton Street to headlining at the National Concert Hall, touring the UK with his brother as special guests to Soprano Katherine Jenkins and playing support to Il Divo
at the 3 Arena, Vladimir has been thrilling audiences since he first moved to Ireland 16 years ago.

His live performances electric and exhilarating as he brings his skilled fusion of classical music with the playfulness, energy, passion and emotion of gypsy, folk, and popular music to life.

When the pandemic hit in 2020 Vladimir brought his unique series of concerts directly to people’s homes in private interactive online performances via Zoom.

In the first 45 days from his online theatre, he performed over 50 private concerts to people as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, USA and Europe.

To date he has released nine albums and his annual Viennese Christmas concerts saw him perform nationwide to over 100,000 people including 12 sold-out shows at the National
Concert Hall alone.

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