Antonio Vivaldi – A Maestro for All Seasons

Code: MT41501

Dates: February 24, 2022

Meets: 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $46.00

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Even casual listeners of classical music are likely familiar with Vivaldi’s most famous work, The Four Seasons. Antonio Vivaldi (1685-1741) was born in Venice, Italy, and soon became known as a virtuoso violinist and the “Red Priest”, owing to his flaming red hair and his actual profession. With a temperament as volatile as his red locks, Vivaldi led anything but a sedate priestly existence. As the composer of over 600 masterworks for violin and orchestra and once the darling of the European royal courts, he died in poverty and relative obscurity. Yet the legacy of his beautiful music remains as rich today as it was in his glory years.
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Jack Covington

Dr. Covington is an Oxford-educated historian and classically trained stage actor and lecturer. He is also the Creative Director of “Characters-on-Call” – 1 st person living history biographies. He presents dynamic first-person historical impersonations of famous literary and historical personages from the pages of history – in authentic period costume – history brought to life! He is a refreshingly innovative, enlightening, and engagingly dynamic educator, actor, and entertainer of the most creative kind – one who loves both his craft and his audience – who consistently delivers a lecture in true “that’s entertainment” style. He deliberately steps outside the proverbial box, breaking down barriers and successfully injecting spontaneity, wit, and warmth into his lecture ‘performances’. He has lectured and performed for many historical museums and cultural organizations. Performance topics he has presented are listed on his website, Dr. Covington is also a world traveler, adventurer, and a former avid mountaineer. His ability to incorporate his first-hand experiences into his lecture performances serves to both enlighten and enthrall his audiences. He delights in the opportunity to share his unique concept of combining lifelong learning with entertainment that will educate, stimulate, and inspire his audiences today and tomorrow!