Audiences at Malvern Theatres can look forward to a mid-summer treat, a performance of The Four Seasons.

And the programme will also include classics by Bach.

A spokesman said: “We look forward to the visit violinist Rachel Podger and her ensemble Brecon Baroque.

“According to The Observer, their performances leave you ‘breathless with admiration’ and, in 2018, leader Rachel Podger was named Gramophone Artist of the Year, with the awarding panel saying that ‘there is probably no more inspirational musician working today’.”

Founded in 2006 Brecon Baroque has received particular acclaim for its performances of eighteenth-century Italian repertoire, not least Vivaldi, whose set of violin concertos The Four Seasons will be heard in the second half of the concert.

In the first half, the ensemble will perform other concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi as well as JS Bach’s celebrated keyboard arrangement of the D major concerto from Vivaldi’s Op.3.

Theatres Marketing Director Fred Moroni added: ‘Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written and Rachel Podger’s recent recording of it is arguably the finest by a British violinist since Nigel Kennedy’s some thirty years ago.

“We’re delighted to welcome this prestigious ensemble to Malvern’.”

The Four Seasons, now very much a popular classic, could easily have been set aside by history.

Vivaldi did achieve fame in his lifetime; the “Spring” movement is reputed to have been a favourite of French King Louis XV, who ordered it to be performed on numerous occasions.

But musical tastes change, and Vivaldi died as a pauper in Vienna 1741. His reputation continued to fade into obscurity for almost two centuries, only enjoying a significant revival in interest during the 1920s.

The concert takes place at the Forum Theatre Malvern on Friday June 28 at 7.45pm.

Tickets: 01684 892277 or