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Benjamin Grosvenor (credit Sussie Ahlburg)

THE YELLOW-HAMMER’S SONG IN STAFFORD


Friday 23 May 2014 7:30 pm
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Stafford

Beethoven    Triple Concerto op. 56 
Laura Bowler 
World Première
Beethoven Symphony no.5 op. 67
   
Gábor Takács-Nagy  conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor  piano
Giovanni Guzzo  violin
Hannah Roberts  cello

Considered one of the most talented and respected pianists of the younger generation, Benjamin Grosvenor, joins our leader, Giovanni Guzzo, and principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, in Beethoven’s beautifully lyrical Triple Concerto. Gábor Takács-Nagy will bring his limitless musical imagination, emotional depth and sizzling energy to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – the most iconic and timeless of all orchestral works. Legend has it that Beethoven’s famous motif came to the composer from a yellow-hammer’s song as he walked through the Prater Park in Vienna. You will also hear a miniature masterpiece by Camerata’s 2013/14 Sound and Music ‘Embedded’ Composer-in-Residence, Laura Bowler.


TWO STRADS ON ONE STAGE

We are thrilled to announce that principal cellist Hannah Roberts will be playing a rare Stradivarius cello exclusively for our season finale in both Manchester and Stafford. The cello is generously on loan from Simon Morris, Managing Director of the world's leading sales brokers in fine stringed instruments, Beares. In Beethoven's rarely performedTriple Concerto, Hannah will be performing as one of the soloists along with Benjamin Grosvenor and leader Giovanni Guzzo, who plays a 1709 Stradivarius violin on extended loan from arts benefactor Jonathan Moulds - so a rare opportunity to hear two Strads on one stage. 


 

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE 6.30pm

The culmination of this year’s Stafford Composer in Residence sees the premiere of a new piece of Stafford music composed by members of local community groups.

CONCERT 7.30pm



EVENT SPONSOR

This concert is generously supported by Nigel and Joan Hirst.



TICKETS: £15, £13 (concessions)

BOOKING & VENUE INFORMATION

Box Office: 01785 254653
Book Online
In Person: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LT

 

ON TOUR

Manchester, 24 May


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