Leader Roger Huckle
Conductors Jolyon Laycock and Geoffrey Poole
at The Cresswell Theatre, College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS
Nothing in music is quite so spine-tingling as the sumptuous sound of a large string orchestra. The Bristol Ensemble puts world premieres by SCA composers Julian Dale, David Simmonds, Frank Harvey & Julian Leeks alongside two classics of 20th century repertoire. In Arvo Pärt’s Fratres the here-and-now struggles with eternity as virtuosic solo violin cadenzas, featuring the dazzling technique of leader Roger Huckle, contrast with moments of sublime stillness. John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis, is a response to the awesome astronomical discoveries of the 20th century. A star chart generates musical material and determines the location of players in the concert hall like celestial bodies in cosmic space.
SCA acknowledges the support of the Paragon Concert Society who administer funds left to them by the late Leo Baker.
Supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation.
Part of “Music on the Edge” series – promoted by Severnside Composers Alliance. Discount available if you purchase tickets for all four shows at £35 (including booking fee). Contact Box Office for more info.
This is a seated show
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