We kick of our monthly Midday Music Series with this Active Minds presentation. Composers have always been inspired by the world around them. In the hands of these music-makers, winter becomes more than a few months of cold. The beauty of snowfall, the introspective gloom of gray days, the quiet of a forest, the bareness of trees, the longing for life to be renewed are all captured in great works by Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Peter Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert and others (including Paul Simon!). We'll sample a number of these, so be sure to bundle up.