2022 Vivaldi Four Seasons January 29

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Rika Seko, violin
Kailey Bell, narrator
Drostan Hall, conductor

Camerata Chicago will perform the iconic Four Seasons by Vivaldi at the Wheaton College Artist Series with virtuoso violinist Rika Seko, with Vivaldi’s specially written poetry narrated by renowned actress Kailey Bell.

Maestro Hall will take you through this iconic work with explanations and excerpts from the orchestra giving you insight into one of the most famous pieces of programmatic music ever written.

Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Rika and the Camerata Chicago Orchestra will also perform Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Violin Concerto in A Minor Opus 3 No. 6.

In a celebration of 50 years of the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College, the orchestra and five Wheaton College cellists will perform Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto.

Actress Kailey Bell will narrate the poetry which Vivaldi wrote to accompany his set of violin concerti and will give the whole story of the four seasons as they progress through the many musical images written in the concerti themselves.

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Wheaton College Artist Series

Face masks will be required to attend the concert
which will be seated to allow social distancing.


Vivaldi Four Seasons Violin Concerti Opus 8
Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico Violin Concerto in A Minor Opus 3 No. 6
Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto

Rika Seko, violin

After graduating from Tokyo University of Arts, Rika Seko began her professional career in Bogota, Colombia in 1986, first as guest Concertmaster of the Colombia Symphony, then as Assistant Concertmaster in the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. During that time, she performed over 20 different concertos, from Baroque to Contemporary Repertoire, and gave numerous recitals in Latin America.

Since moving to Chicago in 1994 Rika has appeared with many Chicago-area orchestras including Chicago Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Camerata Chicago. As soloist she has performed with Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra (WI) and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra (IL). She gave the Colombian premier performance of Serenade by Bernstein in 2006.

Currently she is Concertmaster at Elmhurst Symphony and a member of Grant Park Music Festival Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Fulcrum Point New Music Project and Associate Concert Master of Camerata Chicago.