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June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Stratford Play House

Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 7pm

Violin/Director David Le Page

Keyboard David Gordon

Oboe Victoria Brawn

Tickets: £25, £5 under 35s*

 *Use code UNDER35ONLY when you book tickets

About the Concert

Exploring transformation in music and words – from Bach to Britten and Keats to Kafka

Britten’s 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid was written in 1951, midway through humanity’s most turbulent century and at the end of the Second World War when the will to transform at a political, societal and psychological level was being felt most urgently. This evocative work for solo oboe punctuates a programme of music and literature related to the theme of metamorphosis; ranging from the transcriptions of J.S. Bach via Debussy and Philip Glass, to the words of William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Angela Carter.

Under 35s can benefit from a fantastic discount too by quoting UNDER35ONLY at the checkout. 


Bach Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (Allemande)
Britten6 Metamorphoses after Ovid
Philip Glass Metamorphosis
BachPrelude in B minor BWV 855
Handel Apollo & Daphne Suite for Orchestra in B-flat Major HWV 352
Buxtehude arr. Gordon Choros
Bach Concerto for Keyboard in D minor BWV 1052

Violin/Director David Le Page

Keyboard David Gordon

Vocals Jackie Oates

Date and Time

Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 7pm

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Stratford Play House, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
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Other concerts at Stratford Play House:

From Bach to Barber. Via Brazil (14/11/23)

Revolutionaries, Renegades & Visionaries (27/02/24) 

Includes readings and poetry by: Shakespeare, Keats, Kafka, Stevenson, Woolf, Carter and Carroll


David Le Page


June 19
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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