Flutes and Strings
Listed on our website as Suites and Concerti this concert is a wonderful concoction of Flutes and Strings for your entertainment, enjoyment and edification!
Join us at this the start of our new season and brighten these gloomy days~ 3.00 pm on Sunday 9th February at St James' Church, Taunton.
Director Mary Eade plus visiting soloists Judith Hall and Jonty Hedges
Works include ~
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 4. Written in one of the happiest and most productive periods of Bach's life, each of the six Brandenburg's requires a different combination of instruments and of course highly skilled soloists - the fourth uses flute and violin soloists where the latter is allowed to truly soar!
Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Flutes The only one of his nearly fifty concertos written for two soloists that is for two (transverse) flutes, rather than the more frequently found recorders common to the period.
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves - Described by Classic FM as " an exquisite four minute orchestral miniature", the piece uses not only the traditional tune alluded to but also the melody "Lovely Joan" which Vaughan Williams encountered whilst roaming rural Suffolk.
Gluck ~ Dance of the Blessed Spirits - from the, often said to be, most popular and influential of his works, Orfeo ed Euridice: noted as one of the turning points in the history of opera. The "Dance" is a "roundelay" of strings with the melody on flutes floating above and together they capture the atmosphere of the Elysian Fields by the intertwining of tranquility and melancholy.
A free drink and chance to mingle in the interval too!
Tickets available from the Taunton Information Centre adj the library ~ £15 (Patrons/Friends £12) Students £5
We look forward to welcoming you.