Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music: Prelude, Fugue & Riffs!
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
£6 (£4) advance
£7 (£5) on the door
Conductor Christopher Houlding
Yu-Cheng Chen percussion
Luke Newby clarinet
Anton Clarke-Butler clarinet
Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Ensemble
Stravinsky Ebony Concerto
Joseph Schwantner Percussion Concerto
Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Take a rare chance to see a mass of percussion instruments and excellent performers playing wonderfully dramatic and colourful music. The stark contrast of Joseph Schwantner’s epic Percussion Concerto and Kurt Weill’s deliciously evocative music from The Threepenny Opera re flanked by two jazz influenced classics. Both commissioned by legendary band leader Woody Herman, Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto is our prelude, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; an arresting epilogue.