Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Taunton Sinfonietta open the 2014 season with Flutes & Strings concert St James Church Taunton Sunday 9 February (Press Release)

Flautist Judith Hall
(second from left)
At Powderham Castle
(6 May 2011)
with Andrew Gillett
Vicky Evans & Mary Eade

Taunton Sinfonietta
Flutes and Strings

Listed on our website as 'Suites and Concerti' this concert is a wonderful concoction of Flutes and Strings for your entertainment, enjoyment and edification!

Join us at this the start of our new season and brighten these gloomy days ~

3.00 pm on Sunday 9th February at St James' Church, Taunton.

Director Mary Eade plus visiting soloists Judith Hall and Jonty Hedges

Works include ~

Johann Sebastian Bach -  "Brandenburg Concerto No 4" Written in one of the happiest and most productive periods of Bach's life, each of the six Brandenburg's requires a different combination of instruments and of course highly skilled soloists - the fourth uses flute and violin soloists where the latter is allowed to truly soar!

Antonio Vivaldi  - "Concerto for Two Flutes" The only one of his nearly fifty concertos written for two soloists that is for two (transverse) flutes, rather than the more frequently found recorders common to the period.

Ralph Vaughan Williams - "Fantasia on Greensleeves" - Described by Classic FM as "an exquisite four minute orchestral miniature", the piece uses not only the traditional tune alluded to but also the melody "Lovely Joan" which Vaughan Williams encountered whilst roaming rural Suffolk.

Christoph Willibald Gluck - "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" - from what is often said to be the most popular and influential of his works, "Orfeo ed Euridice": noted as one of the turning points in the history of opera. The "Dance" is a "roundelay" of strings with the melody on flutes floating above and together they capture the atmosphere of the Elysian Fields by the intertwining of tranquillity and melancholy.

A free drink and chance to mingle in the interval too!

Tickets available from the Taunton Information Centre adjacent to the library ~

£15 (Patrons/Friends £12 Students £5)

We look forward to welcoming you.




Flautist Judith Hall
(second from left)
At Powderham Castle
with Andrew Gillett
Vicky Evans & Mary Eade
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Sunday 9 February 3pm
SUITES & CONCERTI
J S Bach: "Brandenburg Concerto No 4"
Antonio Vivaldi: "Concerto for Two Flutes"
Pietro Locatelli: "Concerto Grosso No 2"
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
"Fantasia on Greensleeves"
Clive Jenkins: "Sinfonietta for Strings"
Carl Nielsen: "Little Suite for Strings"
Christoph Billibald Gluck:
"Dance of the Blessed Spirits"
Director: Mary Eade
Flutes: Judith Hall & Jonty Hedges
Complimentary interval drinks
Tickets: £15 (student £5)
01935 862339
Sinfonietta Website


Taunton Sinfonietta
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Saturday 10 May 7.30pm
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
W A Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Edward Elgar: "Chanson de Nuit"
Alexander Borodin: 2nd Quartet - "Nocturne"
Clive Jenkins: "Clarinet Quintet"
Johannes Brahms: "Clarinet Quintet"
Director: Mary Eade
Details: TBC



Taunton Sinfonietta
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Saturday 28 June 7.30pm
SUMMERTIME
George Gershwin: "Summertime"
Antonio Vivaldi: "Summer"
Josef  Haydn: "Bird Quartet"
Felix Mendelssohn: "String Symphonie No 9"
Gerald Finzi: "Romance"
J S Bach: "Violin & Oboe Concerto"
Ennio Morricone: "Gabriel's Oboe"
Dmitri Schostakovich: Gadfly "Romance"
Director: Mary Eade
Details: TBC



Taunton Sinfonietta
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Saturday 27 September 7.30pm
SEPTEMBER SERENADES
Sir Edward Elgar: "Serenade for Strings"
Camille Saint-Saëns: "Rondo Capricioso"
Peter Tchaikovsky: "Serenade for Strings"
William Lloyd Webber:
Serenade for Strings - "Romance"
Paul Lewis: "Rosa Mundi"
John Williams: "Schindler's List"
(solo violin & strings)
Director: Mary Eade
Details: TBC

Taunton Sinfonietta
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Sunday 16 November 3pm
IN CELEBRATION
Archangelo Corelli: "Christmas Concerto"
Antonio Vivaldi: "Violin & 'Cello Concerto"
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Variations on "Dives & Lazarus"
Ottorino Respighi:
"Ancient Earth Dances Suite No 3"
Director: Mary Eade
Details: TBC

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