Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Taunton Sinfonietta in concert at Taunton & Bridport Saturday 9 November & Sunday 10 November 2013 (7.30pm & 3pm) "Emphasis on Elgar" Press Release from Taunton Sinfonietta Chairman Robin Carpenter

Taunton Sinfonietta

Emphasis on Elgar

Taunton Sinfonietta
Conductor: Stephen Bell

'Cello: Sarah Padday

Ladies and Gentlemen - you are in for a treat!

Don't miss this upcoming concert on Saturday 9th November at St James' Church, Taunton featuring not only the wonderfully evocative works by Elgar but also the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major with Menuhin School trained soloist Sarah Padday.

Sir Edward Elgar
Elgar's 'Introduction and Allegro for Strings' is an outstanding example of Elgar's genius, the theme for which was inspired by singing he heard in the Welsh hills close to his home, whilst 'Salut d'Amour', one of his earliest pieces, is a truly beautiful uplifting melody that had an instant appeal when first performed and has been loved ever since.

Eric Sweeney
As an additional treat we also have a World Premiere: we are to be joined by composer Eric Sweeney conducting his 'Ceól Concertante'! Ceól is a triple concerto for solo violin, cello and piano with a string orchestra. Ancient Irish music was classified as Lullaby, Lament or Joyful and the concertante follows this format, although not intended as Irish traditional music.

Vasily Kalinnikov
Lastly, the Sinfonietta will be performing the gentle and lyrical 'Serenade for Strings' by Russian composer Vasily Kalinnikov whose work was popular in the early twentieth century, he having died at the young age of 35 in 1901.

The above does not reflect the order of the programme but in all it promises, as always, to be a wonderful evening of superb live classical music. It's on your doorstep and we do hope you will be able to join us and enjoy it!

Do please continue to support us and do tell your friends!


St James' Taunton
1. St James' Church, Taunton
Saturday 9 November 7.30pm.

2. Bridport Arts Centre
Sunday 10 November 3.00pm.

Refreshments will be available in the interval.

Tickets: £15 (patrons & friends £12 students £5)

Tickets for all Taunton Sinfonietta concerts in TAUNTON
are available from the Taunton Information Centre,
24 Paul Street TA1 3PF (off Library foyer) 01823 336344.

Tickets for BRIDPORT are available
from the Bridport Arts Centre,
Bridport Arts Centre
9 South Street DT6 3NR (near the museum)
01308 424204.

We look forward to greeting you on
either Saturday or Sunday.

- And don't forget to check out our website
for details of all our concerts in the coming year:

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