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Heartstrings: A Feast of Romantic Works for String Orchestra and Guitar

A concert of romantic music for Valentines' in Dorchester Abbey

Add to my Calendar 29-02-2020 19:30 29-02-2020 21:30 36 Heartstrings: A Feast of Romantic Works for String Orchestra and Guitar Dorchester Abbey will be the setting for a concert of romantic music for Valentines’, to include Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Serenade for Strings, miniature masterpieces by Cotswold-inspired composer, Gerald Finzi, and Nordic composers Sibelius and Nielsen, and, in a change to the published programme, a popular Guitar Concerto by Vivaldi. The programme opens with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular homage to Mozart; his Serenade, composed in 1880.  The vibrancy and originality of the Serenade is complimented by the exquisite beauty and lyricism of three further works: Sibelius’s intense string miniature Romance from 1903; the first published work – a suite for strings, known as Little Suite - written by Denmark’s most prominent composer, Carl Nielsen; and a deeply felt Romance by English composer, Gerald Finzi.  Soloist Mark Ashford will join the orchestra for an ever-popular Guitar Concerto by Vivaldi. “Dorchester Abbey provides an exceptional acoustic in which to hear these works”, said Conductor, Janet Lincé.  “As the host venue for many internationally-renowned artists and events, we are delighted to be performing in one of the most historically important venues in the county.” Founded in 2012, Corona Strings has established a reputation for dynamic sound and sensitive playing.  The orchestra is formed from a fine pool of professional players from Oxfordshire and beyond and repertoire ranges from the Romantic ‘greats’ to music of the 20th century as well as exciting contemporary works. Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Dorchester Abbey
High Street
Dorchester on Thames
Oxfordshire
OX10 7HH
England


Programme

Pyotr TchaikovskySerenade for String Orchestra, Op.48
Jean SibeliusRomance, Op.42
Antonio VivaldiGuitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93
Carl NielsenLittle Suite for Strings in A minor, Op.1
Gerald FinziRomance in E flat major, Op.11

Performers

Janet Lince – Conductor
Mark Ashford – guitar

Corona Strings

Programme Note

Dorchester Abbey will be the setting for a concert of romantic music for Valentines’, to include Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Serenade for Strings, miniature masterpieces by Cotswold-inspired composer, Gerald Finzi, and Nordic composers Sibelius and Nielsen, and, in a change to the published programme, a popular Guitar Concerto by Vivaldi.

The programme opens with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular homage to Mozart; his Serenade, composed in 1880.  The vibrancy and originality of the Serenade is complimented by the exquisite beauty and lyricism of three further works: Sibelius’s intense string miniature Romance from 1903; the first published work – a suite for strings, known as Little Suite - written by Denmark’s most prominent composer, Carl Nielsen; and a deeply felt Romance by English composer, Gerald Finzi.  Soloist Mark Ashford will join the orchestra for an ever-popular Guitar Concerto by Vivaldi.

“Dorchester Abbey provides an exceptional acoustic in which to hear these works”, said Conductor, Janet Lincé.  “As the host venue for many internationally-renowned artists and events, we are delighted to be performing in one of the most historically important venues in the county.”

Founded in 2012, Corona Strings has established a reputation for dynamic sound and sensitive playing.  The orchestra is formed from a fine pool of professional players from Oxfordshire and beyond and repertoire ranges from the Romantic ‘greats’ to music of the 20th century as well as exciting contemporary works.

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