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Loops and Verses

February 15, 2022 @ 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

The Courtyard, Hereford

Loops & Verses

Tuesday 15 February 2022: 7.30 pm  (Pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm)
The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR

Tickets: £22
Booking subject to a £1.50 transaction fee (Courtyard Members exempt)

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

Tuesday 15 February 2022
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR
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You can also see this concert at:

Stratford Play House: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Cheltenham Town Hall:  Wednesday 16 February 2022

Vaughan WilliamsWasps Overture
AdamsShaker Loops
AdèsThree Studies from Couperin
RavelPiano Concerto in G major
ConductorMichael Collins
PianoPeter Donohoe
Michael Collins, Conductor
Michael Collins, Conductor
Peter Donohoe, Piano
Peter Donohoe, Piano
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February 15, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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