Birmingham Conservatoire 'Handpicked' Orchestra

Birmingham Conservatoire 'Handpicked' Orchestra
Date and time
20 Mar 2015 (7:30pm)
Location
To be announced.
Price

£6.50 (£4)

Booking Information

Tickets available on the door

Robert Tilson tenor
Louise Franks trumpet
Eleanor Hodkinson soprano


Birmingham Conservatoire ‘Handpicked’ Orchestra
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge
Addison Trumpet Concerto
Poulenc La voix humaine

Witness three of the Conservatoire’s most promising soloists perform with a handpicked orchestra. Addison’s Trumpet Concerto gets the evening off to a bold and rhythmic start, in contrast to the lyrical On Wenlock Edge which follows. Vaughan Williams’s original version has a piano and string quartet accompaniment, but here is a later reworking using the full sound of the orchestra. Finally, Poulenc’s La voix humaine is a one-act opera based on a play of the same name in which a woman is engaged in a phone conversation to her former lover, and uses  a different, more recitative vocal style.