Friends’ Fundraising SoiréeA Scottish FantasyWednesday 19 January 2022: 7.30pm Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LUTickets: Friends: £20 Non-Members: £23 including fizz and canapés before the start of the concert Book Now About the Concert“O, my Luve is like the melody, That’s sweetly played in tune.”Robert BurnsA celebration of the Scottish spirit, pre Burns Night. Reflective, nostalgic, uplifting and ...
Loops and Verses
February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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.
|Vaughan Williams||Wasps Overture|
|Adès||Three Studies from Couperin|
|Ravel||Piano Concerto in G major|
Michael Colins, Conductor
Peter Donohoe, Piano
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