Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a collection of violin concerti meant to evoke the awesome forces of nature. And somehow, impossibly, it succeeds. Few pieces stick to your bones the way the Four Seasons does – its imagery and textures will rattle around in your skull for days after listening. Opening with the jubilant, pastoral grace of “Spring” and closing with the crystalline edge and lurching fatalism of “Winter,” Four Seasons is as poignant as it is entertaining. As the gorgeously rendered “Summer” concerto – with its twitchy euphoria and heated moods – gives way to the caramel-colored tones of “Autumn,” Vivaldi seems to ask: “Can man-made music approach the beauty of nature?” The fact that The Four Seasons all but demands a resounding “Yes!” is enough to cement Vivaldi’s place as one of the most commanding music-makers to ever live. Beethoven’s own pastoral opus, Symphony No. 6, also makes the program. Matthew Hall conducts. There are four performances: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 27, 28 and 29, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tickets start $47. More info at mydso.org.