VietNamNet Bridge – The concert “The Four Seasons”by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HSBO) will take place at the HCM City Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1, on July 19. The concert will have the participation of veteran violinist Stephane Tran Ngoc through two performances, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Distant Light by Pēteris Vasks, accompanied by HBSO orchestra with conductor, Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach. Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons throughout the years has been a staple piece in various programs, stages, and collaborations by a host of talented performers, local and international, including the likes of Bui Cong Duy, Sarah Chang, securing an almost irreplaceable spot in audiences’ choices. Composed in 1723 and ever since considered one of the most daring works from the Baroque Period, The Four Seasons are complete concertos individually, yet when put together they make a perfect unison, likethe seasons: Spring as vivid, elegant with nature’s whisperings, Summer as peaceful songs under the sun, as sudden, powerful tornadoes representing the infinite power of Nature, Autumn as delightful, emotional outbursts yet not without sorrowful, yearning tunes, and Winter as quiet as a lurking wind, singing of an endless journey, occasionally rioting. Pēteris Vasks was born in April, 1946 in Aizpute, Lativa, son of a famous Baptist pastor. He studied music at schools, having his early compositions while studying bass at Emīls Dārziņš Music School at Riga (1959-64), then double bass with Vytautas Sereika at Lithuania Conservatory in Vilnius until 1970….