OOTS: Tasmin Little plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Orchestra of the Swan - Orchestra in Residence
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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£5 - Birmingham City University students and staff
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Tasmin Little violin/director
David Le Page violin
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D minor
Arvo Pärt Fratres
New short work by a Conservatoire Composition student
Bach Concerto for Two Violins
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Revolving around the production of the most thrilling ambience, this concert features two fabulous concertos. The central movement of the Bach contains some of the most sublime music ever written.
Additionally, Arvo Pärt’s atmospheric set of variations, Fratres, based on a six-bar theme, was written for three parts – the instrumentation not originally specified: although we will hear it in the composer’s 1992 ‘authorised version’ for violin (played by Tasmin), strings and percussion. And we end with Vivaldi’s timeless evocation of the passing year – four three-movement violin concertos transporting us from the burgeoning warmth of spring to the “icy snow [and] harsh breath” of winter.
Pre-Concert Talk: Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post), Tasmin Little & David Le Page discuss the competitiveness of the concerto repertoire for two violins!