You were conceived in 1723 and have brought profound pleasure to millions of music lovers around the world ever since. You're still as popular as ever. Your name is The Four Seasons
, and you are your musical parent's greatest and most famous offspring. That father, Antonio Vivaldi, composed well over 300 concertos in his lifetime, but it's the magical quartet of concertos for violin that comprise Le Quattro Stagioni
that sealed his everlasting renown. You know these beautiful ruminations on nature's wheel; you've heard them in any number of settings. Now hear the suite as performed by our Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Pieces by Barber and Wagner augment the program.
10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m. Fri, 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 5-7). Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or www.stlsymphony.org). $28 to $85.
Fri., Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 3 p.m., 2014