Kids Commute - Summer Week! Wednesday

May 23, 2018

It's a hot, muggy day in Vivaldi's music...sounds like a storm is going to hit any minute!

Welcome to Day Three of SUMMER WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

This is the last week of regular Kids Commute broadcasts for the school year - watch this space for information about our Summer Listening Program, launching June 18th.

To help get you inspired for summer - we've got lots of great summer music for you this week!

Today, we continue with Antonio Vivaldi's, "Summer," from his 1725 series of concertos, THE FOUR SEASONS. We'll hear his rendition of the last muggy, buggy moments before a summer storm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (Ep. 162)
THE FOUR SEASONS: Summer (2nd movement - Adagio)
Antonio Vivaldi

Here's today's Kids Commute:


...and here's the sonnet (poem) that Vivaldi wrote to go with the music:

His limbs are now awakened from their repose by fear of lightning's flash
and thunder's roar, as gnats and flies buzz furiously around