Concert to bring Vivaldi's iconic work to life 

  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:30 PM
  News, Academics, Arts & Entertainment

Pittsburg, KS

Four seasons

“The Four Seasons,” the iconic set of concertos by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, will be brought to life by The PSU Chamber Orchestra in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on April 19. 

The orchestra is comprised of Associate Professor Raul Munguia and three of his students: Freshman Lillian Monroe, who will perform “Summer;” Senior Edith Sigler who will perform Autumn;” and Senior Bryan Amor who will perform Winter.” Munguía will perform Spring.  

Vivaldi famously said, "There are no words, there is only music there." And yet, ironically, Vivaldi's best-known work is based upon a series of sonnets — poems of 14 lines using formal rhyme schemes, typically having 10 syllables per line. 

Many consider these concertos to be the first truly programmatic pieces — that is, music that tells or follows a narrative,” Munguia said.  

The performance is being recorded in the historic lobby of McCray Hall, home to the PSU Department of Music, because it provides a rich, depth, and resonant acoustic very similar to a church. 

“This allows the baroque style to be much more appreciated by both the performers and the audience,” Munguia said. 

The concert may be viewed at and It also will be archived at for future viewing on demand.