Friday October 19 in the Courtenay Centre,
Newton Abbot at 7.30pm
The next concert in the NADSA current season features Chamber Philharmonic Europe, founded in 2006, and able to muster some 60 players in total, although on this occasion it will feature a small core-ensemble of seven string-players, led by violinist Michel Gershwin, and joined by solo trumpeter Cyrill Gussaroff.
NADSA spokesperson Anne White writes: ‘Great masters of the Baroque will share a platform with 19th and 20th Century composers when players from the Chamber Philharmonic Europe bring a popular selection of orchestral classics to the Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot, on Friday 19th October 2018 at 7.30pm.
‘The works of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Bach are well-known delights: the vigour, poise and assurance of 18th-Century Venice and Saxony is palpable in these masterpieces. Hummel, recognised child prodigy, was, from the age of eight, housed and taught by Mozart for two years free of charge. He knew Beethoven well, and succeeded Haydn as Kapellmeister at the Esterhazy court. His Trumpet concerto will ring across the auditorium. In contrast, Faure’s Pavane for Orchestra, first composed for piano in the late 1880s, will introduce an understated elegance.
‘Chamber Philharmonic Europe will conclude their programme concert with Holst’s ‘Saint Paul’s Suite’. As Vivaldi, some two hundred years earlier, Holst composed his suite for an all-female orchestra: he was Director of Music at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London, at the time. The last movement cleverly weaves together two evocative English folk songs.’
The full programme is as follows:
|Vivaldi||Concerto for Strings in G minor, F.Xl. No. 21|
|Albinoni||Adagio in G minor for String Orchestra|
|Hummel||Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat|
|Bach||Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E, BWV 1042|
|Faureì||Pavane for Orchestra, Op. 50|
|Holst||Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 29, “Saint Paul’s Suite”|
Tickets: Members £10: Non-Members, £13 in advance, £15 on door (students £2, accompanied children free, subject to availability).
Outlets: www.nadsa.co.uk, Tourist Information Centres, on the door (on the night)
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Philip R Buttall