Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music: Cecil Aronowitz Favourites
The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition
Tickets available from www.birmingham-box.co.uk, 0121 245 4455, or in person from The Box, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Michael Seal
Jonathan Martindale violin
Lucy Nolan viola
Berlioz Overture Le Carnaval Romain
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra K364 (320d)
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Conservatoire Principal Guest Conductor Michael Seal leads Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in this engaging programme, featuring three Aronowitz favourites, as part of the weekend’s events.
Starting with Berlioz’s rousing Roman Carnival Overture and concluding with Britten’s wonderfully characteristic and ever-popular Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, we will also hear Mozart’s beautiful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, in keeping with the theme of the weekend.
Violists from around the world have been invited to enter the first Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition. Organised by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University and the British Viola Society, the winner will be awarded £2,000 along with several high profile recitals as part of Birmingham Conservatoire’s Concert Series.
Dedicated to Cecil Aronowitz, the South African violist and long-term collaborator with Benjamin Britten, the competition is open to applications from violists from anywhere in the world, at the age of 21 or under at the time of the competition. All are welcome to join us to watch the competitions and a mini-festival of other events.
Forthcoming events in The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition
Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.