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Canticles of the Sky

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Canticles of the Sky performed at Stratford Play House and The Courtyard, Hereford
Canticles of the Sky performed by Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon and Hereford

Stratford Play House Series

Canticles of the Sky

Thursday 14 October 2021*: 7.30pm (Pre-concert Talk 6.30pm)
Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU

Tickets: £10 – £29.50

*new date (was 12/10/21)

About the Concert

Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past

Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky provides an ideal contrast. Aaron Copland’s Benny Goodman-inspired masterpiece makes a miraculous journey from doleful introspection to exhilarating jazz party.

Lutenist Jacques Gallot’s (1625 – 1695) Pièces de luth – presented here in a new arrangement for harp – was part of the source material for Respighi’s enchanting The Birds Suite in which he skilfully represents a dove, a hen, a nightingale and a cuckoo. Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ravel’s neoclassic homage to friends killed during the First World War also finds him looking to the past for inspiration, here in the form of François Couperin.

Date and Time

Thursday 14 October 2021 (Pre-concert Talk 6.30pm)
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Location:

Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
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You can also see this concert at:

The Courtyard, Hereford – Friday 15 October 2021

Jessie MontgomeryStarburst
John Luther AdamsSky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky
CoplandClarinet Concerto
GallotPieces de Luth Suite
RespighiThe Birds Suite
RavelTombeau de Couperin
Conductor/SoloistMichael Collins
Michael Collins, Conductor
Michael Collins, conductor/soloist
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Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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