Classical Season 2010/11
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Classical Season Welcome to the 2010–11 Classical Concerts season
There’s something to interest everyone, whether you’re trying a classical concert for the first time or you’ve been coming for years. There’s music from the Baroque period to the present day - symphonies from Mozart to Vaughan Williams and Shostakovich, concertos from Vivaldi to Kurt Weill and Richard Strauss, and lots of colourful and enjoyable shorter works besides. There’s a youthful aspect to some of the music this season, with works by the teenage Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov, while Britten recycles pieces he wrote at an even younger age. And there’s a major new work by sinfonia ViVA’s up-and-coming Composer in the House, Anna Meredith.
Bizet, Vivaldi and Beethoven give us varied pictures of rural life, contrasted with cityscapes by Vaughan Williams and Svendsen, and the fantasy-worlds explored by Richard Strauss and Tchaikovsky. We have visits from the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, returning with violinist Nicola Benedetti in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the Orchestre National d’Île de France and the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, and there are two concerts each from the Hallé and sinfonia ViVA.
Derby LIVE’s classical concert season is sponsored by East Midlands Trains, and presented in association with Orchestras Live.
Which Concerts should I go for? If you’re new to classical music and want to get acquainted with the more familiar repertoire first, then you might like to try Sibelius’s Violin Concerto (17 Oct) Mozart’s Symphony No 39 (23 Nov), Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (26 Jan), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (16 Feb), Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Brahms’s 3rd Symphony (13 Apr), Saint-Saëns’ 3rd Symphony (1 Mar) and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (10 May).
We hope you’ll want to come to them all! But have a glance through the highlights below and see what appeals...
On the other hand, if you want to explore that bit further, try Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (19 Sep), Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony (17 Oct), Liszt’s Les Préludes (13 Apr), Britten’s Simple Symphony (26 Jan) and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no 1 (10 May).
For some more adventurous listening still, head for works by Svendsen (17 October), Kurt Weill (23 Nov) and Anna Meredith (16 Feb). But whatever you decide to go for, you’re sure to find something to intrigue and delight you!
Talking Music Free to all ticket holders. To enhance your concert experience, we continue to promote the ever-popular series of ‘Talking Music’. It allows the audience the opportunity to interact with conductors, soloists or members of the orchestra.
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Talking Music can be enjoyed before each concert at 6.30pm.
Pre-Concert & Encore Music For those not joining the Talking Music event there will be a chance to relax in the foyer with some local musicians to get you in the mood for a fantastic evening of listening pleasures. Following the concert there will be an encore performance in the foyer, featuring either musicians from the evening’s orchestra, or talented local musicians, playing in an informal setting, with bars remaining open throughout.
The Darley Park Concert Sun 5 Sep, from 6pm Darley Park FREE ENTRY, Car Parking £5 at St. Benedict Catholic School and Performing Arts College on Duffield Road James Holmes returns to conduct sinfonia ViVA in this annual spectacular concert, celebrating famous people associated with Derby, and they are joined by guest singer Philip O’Brien. Expect tributes to the likes of Joseph Wright, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Plimsoll, Steve Bloomer and Samuel Johnson. See if you can work out the musical connections!
Derby LIVE Youth Theatre will entertain the crowds from 6.20pm as they invite you to share in a musical journey exploring the life and times of Florence Nightingale. Visit an upper class ball in the nineteenth century, the sites of antiquity of Rome and the battlefields of the Crimea before sinfonia ViVA take to the stage at 7pm. With an amazing firework finale, come along and be part of the 30,000-strong crowd at the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. Don’t forget to visit the Derby LIVE tent for some exclusive special offers.
The Last Night of the Proms
01 The Darley Park Concert 02 Derby LIVE Youth Theare 03 Big Screen
Sat 11 Sep, from 6pm Big Screen, Market Place, Derby FREE
The Last Night of the Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall in London – one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world – come and join in the fun. See website for up-to-date details.
The Hallé Sun 19 Sep, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Soloists: Lynsey Marsh (Clarinet) Graham Salvage (Bassoon)
Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite (20’) Richard Strauss Duet-Concertino (19’) Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44’) The award-winning partnership of the Hallé and their Music Director Sir Mark Elder opens the season with Vaughan Williams’s powerful and evocative London Symphony. Written in 1912, it takes some of the city’s everyday sounds – including the Big Ben chimes and a lavender-seller’s street-cry - and weaves them into a colourful picture of the capital that also explores deeper emotions below the surface.
The concert opens with excerpts from Bizet’s score for a tragic love story set in Southern France. The music is full of local colour, with traditional dance rhythms adding to the atmosphere. Strauss’s attractive and unusual concerto for clarinet, bassoon, strings and harp, features two of the Hallé’s principal players. In the composer’s invented fairy-tale the two solo instruments play the parts of a dancing princess and a bear that turns into a handsome prince!
01 The Hallé
Image: Joel Chester Fildes
02 Sir Mark Elder
Image: Simon Dodd
03 Lynsey Marsh 04 Graham Salvage
Tchaikovsky Orchestra of Moscow Radio Sun 17 Oct, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen
Soloist: Alena Baeva (violin)
Svendsen Sibelius Shostakovich
Carnival in Paris (12’) Violin Concerto (31’) Symphony No.5 (44’)
Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen (1840-1911) was a friend and colleague of Grieg, but he was a very different musical personality. The concert gets off to a lively start with his high-spirited tone-poem Carnival in Paris, described by Wagner, no less, as “a lot of fun”. Sibelius’s Violin Concerto echoes his early ambitions to be a virtuoso soloist. From the spine-tinglingly unforgettable opening to vigorous finale it is one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was his courageous response to the very public dressing-down he received from the Soviet authorities over his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. The first performance was greeted with a forty-minute ovation and restored him to official favour. With its mixture of heroic determination, sardonic humour and profound emotion it took Shostakovich’s creative maturity to a new level.
01 Tchaikovsky Orchestra of Moscow Radio 02 Terje Mikkelsen 03 Alena Baeva
01 sinfonia ViVA
Image: Marco Borggreve
02 André de Ridder
Image: Marco Borggreve
03 Benedict Holland
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Tue 23 Nov, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: André de Ridder
Soloist: Benedict Holland (violin)
Schubert Kurt Weill Mozart
Symphony No.2 (30’) Violin Concerto (25’) Symphony No.39 (30’)
Two classical Viennese symphonies frame an early 20th-century concerto in this programme from sinfonia ViVA. Schubert wrote his lively 2nd Symphony in his late teens. He draws on the examples of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, adding his own distinctive style of lyricism. Mozart’s Symphony No 39 is one of that remarkable group of three last symphonies that he wrote in the summer of 1788. Thanks partly to his love of the clarinet, this warm, radiant, lively symphony has its own distinctively mellow sound. In between the two symphonies, ViVA’s leader, Benedict Holland steps forward to play the solo part in Kurt Weill’s invigorating Violin Concerto. This is a typical product of the 1920s, with its colourful scoring for wind and percussion, and occasional echoes of 1920s jazz and dance-bands.
European Union Chamber Orchestra
Wed 26 Jan, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Director: Soloist: Hans Peter Hofmann Nicola Benedetti (violin) Vivaldi Mozart Fauré Britten
The Four Seasons (48’) Divertimento in F Major, K 138 (12’) Nocturne, from Shylock (4’) Simple Symphony (18’)
Nicola Benedetti and the European Union Chamber Orchestra return to the Assembly Rooms for what are undoubtedly the most popular of all baroque violin concertos. Vivaldi’s year-round cycle of concertos is full of vivid details – birdsong, storms, summer heat, harvest celebrations and winter winds. Mozart’s Divertimento is one of three he wrote at the age of 16 – entertainment music pure and simple, full of charm and elegance. Fauré’s hauntingly beautiful Nocturne forms part of the score he composed for a French adaptation of The Merchant of Venice; it accompanies the scene in which Jessica and Lorenzo are sitting gazing up at the stars. Britten drew on some of his precocious childhood compositions for his Simple Symphony, whose freshness and vitality have made it one of his bestloved works.
01 Hans Peter Hofmann 02 Nicola Benedetti
Image: Rhys Frampton
03 European Union Chamber Orchestra 03
sinfonia ViVA Wed 16 Feb, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17
Conductor: André de Ridder
Schumann Meredith Beethoven
Symphony in G minor (Zwickau) (20’) New commission (15’) Symphony No.6 (Pastoral) (40’)
Schumann left his first attempt at a symphony unfinished. After the two completed movements were unsuccessfully performed in his home town of Zwickau, he put it aside, and it was not heard again until the 1970s. But as recent performances and recordings show, it’s not just a curiosity - it’s a fine piece, full of attractive music. Scottish composer Anna Meredith hit the headlines with her work Froms, composed for the Last Night of the Proms, 2008. Since January 2010 she has been working with sinfonia ViVA as their Composer in the House which is a Royal Philharmonic Society and PRS for Music Foundation initiative. “More expression of feeling than painting” is how Beethoven described his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. For all the incidental details – running brooks, birds calls, country people dancing to a village band, storm – it’s the emotional sweep of this highly original work that leaves the strongest impression. A fascinating comparison with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons in our January concert.
01 sinfonia ViVA Image: Marco Borggreve 02 André de Ridder Image: Marco Borggreve 03 Anna Meredith (Composer)
Orchestre National d’Île de France
Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: Yoel Levi
Soloists: Anna Vinnistkiaia (piano) tba (organ)
Berlioz Rachmaninov Saint-Saëns
Benvenuto Cellini Overture (11’) Piano Concerto No.3 (39’) Symphony No.3 (36’)
The Italian Renaissance sculptor Benvenuto Cellini is the central character in Berlioz’s first completed opera, based on his memoirs. The overture has all the colour and vitality of the composer at his most thrilling. Rachmaninov’s 3rd is one of the greatest of all romantic piano concertos. Written for his first concert tour of the USA, it takes in echoes of Russian Orthodox chant and passages of hairraising virtuosity. A big work in every way! Saint-Saëns wrote his Symphony No 3 for London’s Philharmonic Society. This monumental work is dedicated to the memory of Liszt, who died shortly after the premiere. Famous for its spectacular scoring, including parts for organ and piano duet, it is a work of towering grandeur – a must-hear for anyone who loves the thrilling sound of an orchestra in full cry!
01 Yoel Levi 02 Anna Vinnistkiaia 03 Orchestre National d’île de France
sinfonia ViVA: Residency A collaborative instrumental project Wed 9 Mar, 7pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £6, concessions £3.50, family ticket £10
Last year, ViVA’s hit project Audio Lens saw composers James Redwood and Jack Ross, sinfonia ViVA and QUAD joining forces with young people from across Derby to create exhilarating new musical material based on Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes and newly commissioned piece Audio Lens which they performed alongside the orchestra with stunning visuals from QUAD. In 2011 ViVA aims to surpass this success as they return to the Assembly Rooms with a dazzling creative collaborative music project featuring ViVA’s amazing Composer in the House Anna Meredith working alongside James Redwood and young musicians from across Derby to create vibrant new music in response to a major new commission by Anna herself.
Exciting… Engrossing… Energising… An event bringing together the very best of Derby’s professional and non professional musicians in a unique shared performance. “Once again workshop leader James Redwood was a tower of strength, encouraging some remarkable results from the young people” (Mike Wheeler) For further information please visit www.vivaorch.co.uk or call 01332 207602. This project has been supported by: Rolls-Royce plc, Derby City Council, Derby LIVE, Orchestras Live, Derby City Partnership Be Inspiring Fund and Arts Council England. Composer in the House is a Royal Philharmonic Society and PRS for Music Foundation initiative.
01 Previous Residency
Image: Matthew Lax
Subscribers’ Recital Lisa Friend – flute & Mark Kinkaid – piano Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite FREE to full season subscribers £10 (on general sale from 1 Jan 2011) Subject to availability. Donizetti Schumann Edward German Fauré Fauré
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Sonata in C minor (8’) Three Romances (10’) Romance (5’) Fantasie (5’) Après un Rêve (3’)
Interval Schubert Saint-Saëns Debussy Lisa Friend & John Haywood
Arpeggione Sonata (22’) (transcribed by James Galway) Romance (6’) Syrinx (for solo flute) (3’) Deep in my Soul (4’)
This year’s Subscribers’ Concert features a mixture of original flute pieces and transcriptions. Although he is known almost exclusively as an opera composer, Donizetti also wrote a large quantity of instrumental music, including this lively singlemovement sonata. Schumann’s open-hearted lyricism is beautifully complemented by the subtler, more elusive styles of both Fauré and his teacher Saint-Saëns. Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata was written for a now obsolete string instrument, and is generally performed in a variety of transcriptions. Debussy’s magical Syrinx, for unaccompanied flute, evokes the world of Greek myth. Deep in my Soul is Lisa Friend’s tribute to her favourite romantic film scores.
01 Lisa Friend 02 Mark Kinkaid
The Hallé Wed 13 Apr, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: Cristian Mandeal Liszt Schumann Brahms
Soloist: Jean-Bernard Pommier Les Préludes (16’) Piano Concerto in A minor (31’) Symphony No.3 (37’)
For the Hallé’s second concert this season they are joined by former Principal Guest Conductor Cristian Mandeal for Brahms’s Third Symphony. Stormy, tranquil, enigmatic, lyrical – this underrated masterpiece draws you further into its complex emotional world each time you hear it. To open the concert the orchestra performs the bestknown of Liszt’s vivid and exciting symphonic poems. Liszt broke new ground in terms of musical storytelling with his imaginative approach to orchestral writing.
01 Cristian Mandeal 02 Jean-Bernard Pommier
Leading French pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier makes his first visit to the Assembly Rooms, to play the concerto Schumann wrote for his wife, the pianist and composer Clara Wieck. Fresh, lively and charming, it emphasises musical poetry rather than virtuosity, and remains Schumann’s most popular orchestral work.
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Tue 10 May, 7.30pm – Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see p17 Conductor: Alexei Stepanov
Soloist: Ivan Rudin (piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (19’) (Suite from the Opera, Op.57) Piano Concerto No.1 (27’) The Nutcracker, Act 2 (40’)
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan is a magical fairy-tale, based on a story by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The concert suite he arranged from the complete score comprises three movements, in characteristically vivid orchestral colours. Rachmaninov composed his First Piano Concerto while still a student at the Moscow Conservatoire. Although he heavily revised it later, it still has plenty of youthful vigour and exuberance. The last of Tchaikovsky’s three full-length ballets, The Nutcracker is a quirky Christmas story about children, a handsome prince, a band of rogue mice and a trip to the Land of Sweets. Tchaikovsky matched this enchanting fantasy with one his most magical scores.
01 Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra 02 Alexei Stepanov 03 Ivan Rudin
sinfonia ViVA: Residency An interactive singing project
Tue 21 Jun 1pm schools performance, 7pm public performance Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £3 (public performance) and £1.50 per child for school groups, with accompanying adults free Following the success of the Floratorio project in June 2010 which saw composer James Redwood, writer Peter Roberts and ViVA’s Choral Advisor David Lawrence working with primary school participants from across Derby and Derbyshire to create new songs all celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale, sinfonia ViVA return to the Assembly Rooms for another singing extravaganza! The Assembly Rooms will once more be alive with the sound of voices as sinfonia ViVA are joined by a 180 strong choir made up of young people from primary schools across Derby and Derbyshire for this exciting performance. Want your school to get involved in the choir or audience? School groups are invited to come and join the orchestra for the afternoon performance, during which they will have the opportunity to sing with a professional orchestra. Prior to the concert a work pack will be sent to participating schools
which will include materials to help them learn the songs as well as a range of lesson plans linked to the Key Stage Two music curriculum. Teachers who would like further information should call 01332 207602 to discuss your school group being part of the concert either as audience or by participating as one of the choir schools. … and general audience members are welcome too! The general public is invited to attend the evening concert at 7.00pm. Tickets for the evening concert will be on sale from the Derby LIVE Box Office. “…as usual, the abiding impression was of the young participants’ commitment and energy. The confidence with which they took to some quite sophisticated melodies, rhythms and part-writing was amazing.” (Mike Wheeler)
This project has been supported by: Rolls-Royce plc, Derby City Council, Derby LIVE, Orchestras Live and Arts Council England
01/02 Previous Residency
Images: Robert Day
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ABO Conference 2011 Wed 16 - Fri 18 Feb 2011 Open to delegates only Derby LIVE are delighted to be welcoming the ABO to Derby for its 2011 Annual Conference, hosted by ABO member orchestra, sinfonia ViVA. The conference will take place at the Assembly Rooms from 16 – 18 February and will feature a concert by sinfonia ViVA under their Musical Director, André de Ridder and a world premiere of a new work by Composer in the House, Anna Meredith (see page 9).
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Season at a glance... The Darley Park Concert Sun 5 Sep
The Last Night of The Proms Sat 11 Sep
The Hallé Sun 19 Sep
Tchaikovsky Orchestra of Moscow Radio Sun 17 Oct
sinfonia ViVA Tue 23 Nov
European Union Chamber Orchestra Wed 26 Jan
sinfonia ViVA Wed 16 Feb
Orchestre National d’Île de France Tue 1 Mar
sinfonia ViVA: Residency Wed 9 Mar
Subscribers’ Recital Tue 29 Mar
The Hallé Wed 13 Apr
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