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Loops and Verses

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Peter Donohoe plays in loops and verses
Loops & Verses Orchestra of the Swan, Peter Donohoe, piano and Michael Colins, Conductor in Stratford, Hereford and Birmingham

Cheltenham Town Hall

Loops & Verses

Wednesday 16 February 2022: 7.30 pm  (Pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm)
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA

Tickets: £13.50 – £31.50

About the Concert

Vaughan Williams’ Wasps Overture was composed in 1909, the year after he spent three months in Paris studying orchestration with Ravel. A short apprenticeship perhaps but the influence is clear in this thrilling opener.

Anglo-French relationships are further explored through Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin. Adès’ fruitful obsession with the French baroque keyboard master is laid bare in these intricate and delicately crafted reworkings.

John Adams’ seminal masterpiece of visceral minimalism is concerned with string texture and rhythmic innovation. Shaker Loops was conceived almost half a century ago but it has lost none of its stark originality or elemental power.

Peter Donohoe is the soloist in Ravel’s breathtaking and concise Piano Concerto in G major which incorporates Basque and jazz influences. Ravel’s aim was not to be profound but to entertain in the manner of Mozart or Saint-Saëns.

Date and Time

Wednesday 16 February 2022
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA
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You can also see this concert at:

Stratford Play House: Tuesday 8 February 2022
The Courtyard, Hereford:  Tuesday 15 February 2022

Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture
Adams Shaker Loops
Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
ConductorMichael Collins
PianoPeter Donohoe
Michael Collins, Conductor
Michael Colins, Conductor
Peter Donohoe plays loops and verses
Peter Donohoe, Piano
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February 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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