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Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

Part of the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra 25th Anniversary Season

Add to my Calendar 12-03-2016 19:30 12-03-2016 21:30 36 Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert 2016 sees the 25th anniversary of the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, and the programmes planned for the year fully reflect the orchestra’s policy of setting excellent, well-known works alongside pieces that are less familiar but deserve to be heard more often. The BCO spring concert, on 12 March 2016 at St Andrew, Holborn, reflects the particular passions of Michael Turner, the BCO’s Music Director of 20 years standing, with its mix of music from Britain and the USA.  The concert is topped and tailed by two American works, George Gershwin’s effervescent Overture to Strike up the Band and the suite from Aaron Copland’s highly dramatic ballet, Billy the Kid (with its gun fights, cowboy celebrations and musical images of the open prairie).   In the centre of the concert are three British works.  The music of Constant Lambert (probably best known during his lifetime as a conductor) is rarely performed in the concert hall these days.  His highly colourful score for the ballet Horoscope (full of catchy rhythms and splendid tunes) ought to be played more often but is sure to receive a fizzing performance in the hands of the orchestra.  Benjamin Britten’s ever-popular Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra will give the orchestra another opportunity to show-case the skills of its different sections and many of the individuals therein. At the heart of the programme will be the first performance of a new Horn Concerto by Michael Turner, whose recent WW1 commemorative works (premiered by the orchestra in October 2015) received great acclaim.  This new concerto has been written written for Lizzi Tocknell, who came to particular public prominence as a finalist in the brass section of the 2012 “BBC Young Musician of the Year”.  The new work is in four movements and, in exploring a variety of facets of the instrument, is sure to offer Lizzi plenty of opportunities to demonstrate her prowess on what is often regarded as one of the most challenging orchestral instruments to master. St Andrew's Church, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Andrew's Church
5 Saint Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AB
England


Programme

George GershwinStrike Up the Band: Overture
Constant LambertBallet Suite: Horoscope
Michael TurnerHorn Concerto (World Premiere)
~ Interval ~
Benjamin BrittenYoung Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Aaron CoplandBilly the Kid (Concert Suite)

Performers

Lizzi Tocknell – French horn
Michael Turner – conductor

Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra

Programme Note

2016 sees the 25th anniversary of the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, and the programmes planned for the year fully reflect the orchestra’s policy of setting excellent, well-known works alongside pieces that are less familiar but deserve to be heard more often.

The BCO spring concert, on 12 March 2016 at St Andrew, Holborn, reflects the particular passions of Michael Turner, the BCO’s Music Director of 20 years standing, with its mix of music from Britain and the USA.  The concert is topped and tailed by two American works, George Gershwin’s effervescent Overture to Strike up the Band and the suite from Aaron Copland’s highly dramatic ballet, Billy the Kid (with its gun fights, cowboy celebrations and musical images of the open prairie).  

In the centre of the concert are three British works.  The music of Constant Lambert (probably best known during his lifetime as a conductor) is rarely performed in the concert hall these days.  His highly colourful score for the ballet Horoscope (full of catchy rhythms and splendid tunes) ought to be played more often but is sure to receive a fizzing performance in the hands of the orchestra.  Benjamin Britten’s ever-popular Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra will give the orchestra another opportunity to show-case the skills of its different sections and many of the individuals therein.

At the heart of the programme will be the first performance of a new Horn Concerto by Michael Turner, whose recent WW1 commemorative works (premiered by the orchestra in October 2015) received great acclaim.  This new concerto has been written written for Lizzi Tocknell, who came to particular public prominence as a finalist in the brass section of the 2012 “BBC Young Musician of the Year”.  The new work is in four movements and, in exploring a variety of facets of the instrument, is sure to offer Lizzi plenty of opportunities to demonstrate her prowess on what is often regarded as one of the most challenging orchestral instruments to master.

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