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Classical Season 2011/12

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01332 255800 www.derbylive.co.uk


Welcome to the 2011/12 Classical 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 is a neat symmetry to the new season, beginning and ending with The Hallé playing two Beethoven Fifths. There is also a trio of Shostakovich concertos, one each for cello, violin and piano, in addition to ˇ and symphonies by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák Vaughan Williams. We welcome back the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Soloists include cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, pianists John Lill and Martin Roscoe and violinist Natalia Lomeiko. Events outside the subscription series include two Raymond Gubbay concerts in November and Invocation - an exciting performance by sinfonia ViVA and Déda which is part of the Countdown Event for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad, featuring Stravinsky’s dazzling masterpiece The Rite of Spring. Special ticket offers for these concerts are available to season subscribers.

Which concerts should I go for? We hope you’ll want to come to them all, whether part of the main subscription package or one of our other concerts or events! Have a glance through the highlights below and see what appeals... If you’re new to classical music and want to get acquainted with the more familiar repertoire first, then try Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto (21 Oct), Mozart’s Symphony No 38 (24 Jan), Handel’s Water Music (11 Apr) or try Last Night of the Autumn Proms (13 Nov). ˇ If you want to explore that bit further, try Dvorák’s 8th Symphony (21 Oct), Britten’s Serenade and Vaughan Williams’ 5th Symphony (23 Apr), or any of the three Shostakovich concertos (24 Jan, 16 Feb and 30 May). For more adventurous listening, head for sinfonia ViVA and Déda’s dance collaboration for Invocation, with music by Tunde Jegede and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (3 Mar). Whatever you decide to go for, you’re sure to find something to intrigue and delight you!

Talking Music

Subscribe and save up to 30% Save up to 30% off the price of your tickets by becoming a full or half season subscriber. See p08 for details.

Free to all ticket holders. Enhance your concert experience with the ever-popular series of ‘Talking Music’, which allows the audience the opportunity to interact with conductors, soloists or members of the orchestra. Before each concert at 6.30pm.

Encore Music

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.

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Cristian Mandeal John Lill André de Ridder Tanja Tetzlaff

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The Hallé

Fri 21 Oct, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Conductor Cristian Mandeal Soloist John Lill (piano) Schubert Overture in C, ‘in the Italian style’ (7’) Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) (40’) ˇ Dvorák Symphony No.8 (36’)

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John Lill returns as the soloist in Beethoven’s most heroic concerto. From its imposing opening, to the heart-easing slow movement and exuberantly energetic finale, it is one of the composer’s most iconic works. Schubert’s delightful overture is one of two attempts at imitating the Italian style in the wake of the Rossini fever that swept Vienna in 1816.

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ˇ No.8 is one of Dvorák’s most original symphonies. It is often regarded as a particularly sunny work, but there are also some wistful, even dark, corners to explore before we get to the high-spirited last movement.

sinfonia ViVA

Tue 24 Jan, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Conductor André de Ridder Soloist Tanja Tetzlaff (cello) Redwood Orchestral Short (3’) Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 (33’) Janácek arr. David Blake On An Overgrown Path (19’) ˇ Mozart Symphony No.38 (Prague)(26’) James Redwood, the workshop leader for ViVA’s outstandingly successful school residency projects, makes his contribution to the orchestra’s ‘Orchestral Shorts’ series of commissions. The first of our three Shostakovich concertos this season is a taut, wiry piece written for the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. ˇ David Blake’s orchestration of Janácek’s haunting set of piano pieces is followed by Mozart’s Symphony No.38, probably written for his visit to the city in 1787. It’s a work on a grand scale, with an imposing slow introduction, but it’s also delightfully nimble, with a finale full of the spirit of comic opera.

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Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm

Thu 12 Apr, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Director Jérôme Akoka Soloist Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) Handel Suite from Water Music (30’) Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C (25’) Two Aquarelles (8’) Delius arr. Fenby Mozart Symphony No.29 (24’)

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Conductor Valery Poliansky Soloist Natalia Lomeiko (violin) Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (4’) Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 (39’) Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (44’) Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera, Eugene Onegin, and his angst-ridden 4th Symphony were written virtually back-to-back at around the same time as the most devastating emotional crisis of his life, which came to a head in his short-lived and disastrous marriage. In the symphony he wrestles with the fate he felt haunting him.

Handel composed his Water Music for a royal boat trip up the River Thames. In his 60th birthday year, Julian Lloyd Webber joins the orchestra for Haydn’s delightful Cello Concerto in C, which had its first modern performance only in 1962 after lying undiscovered for nearly 200 years.

Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 was written for the great Russian violinist David Oistrakh. Conceived on a large scale, it is typical of the composer in its mixture of brooding introspection and driving energy.

Delius’s two atmospheric miniatures were arranged for strings by his assistant Eric Fenby from a pair of wordless songs for unaccompanied chorus. Mozart’s charming, intimate Symphony No.29 is graceful, elegant and, in the finale, lively and exuberant.

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sinfonia ViVA

The Hallé

Mon 23 Apr, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm

Wed 30 May, 7.30pm. Talking Music from 6.30pm

What better way to mark St George’s Day than with two pieces inspired by Shakespeare, and two masterpieces of 20th-century English music?

The last of this season’s Shostakovich concertos was the first of the three to be written. A typical product of the young composer’s iconoclastic humour and high spirits, it includes a flamboyant part for solo trumpet.

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Conductor Nicholas Collon Soloists Allan Clayton (tenor) Richard Watkins (horn) Berlioz Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet (20’) Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (25’) Walton Two pieces for strings from Henry V (5’) Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 (39’)

The Love Scene from Berlioz’s choral-orchestral ‘dramatic symphony’ Romeo & Juliet evokes both youthful passion and a warm Italian night. The approach of night is the subject of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings setting a selection of poems by Tennyson, Blake, Keats and others. Walton’s score for Laurence Olivier’s Henry V is widely acclaimed as a film music classic. Vaughan Williams’ visionary 5th Symphony passes through unease, mystery and anxiety to reach a movingly affirmative conclusion.

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Prices – see table page 8 Conductor Andrew Gourlay Soloists Martin Roscoe (piano) Gareth Small (trumpet) Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings (21’) Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (23’) Beethoven Symphony No.5 (34’)

The Firebird was the work that shot Stravinsky to overnight fame. He matched the ballet’s fairy-tale scenario with a score of glittering colour and incisive rhythms. Beethoven’s 5th is probably the most famous symphony in the business. From its tense opening to its triumphant conclusion, it leaves you breathless with excitement!

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Derby Big Screen The Last Night of the Autumn Proms The Four Seasons by Candlelight

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The Last Night of the Proms

Sat 10 Sep, from 4pm

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.

Raymond Gubbay

The Four Seasons by Candlelight

with the Mozart Festival Orchestra

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Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50 - £28.50, Season Subscribers £23.50 on best seats, group rates available A sublime evening of baroque classics crowned with Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons, performed in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Bach Air on the G String Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Charpentier Te Deum Purcell Dido’s Lament Handel Trumpet Suite Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets Handel Let the Bright Seraphim Vivaldi The Four Seasons Conductor / violin David Juritz Trumpet Crispian Steele-Perkins Trumpet Tom Rainer Soprano Ruby Hughes

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Last Night of the Autumn Proms

with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Sun 13 Nov, 3pm

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50 - £28.50, Season Subscribers £23.50 on best seats, group rates available Celebrate the autumn season with a feast of uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale. With all your proms favourites including 633 Squadron, There’ll Always Be An England, Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma and Land of Hope and Glory. Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Strauss Blue Danube Waltz Bizet Pearl Fishers Duet Suppe Light Cavalry Overture Bizet Carmen Suite Verdi La donna è mobile Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations Conductor John Pryce-Jones Tenor James Edwards Baritone Benedict Nelson p06


sinfonia ViVA:

sinfonia ViVA and Déda join forces in a performance of The Rite of Spring, a work that famously broke the mould in both music and choreography, and still thrills audiences nearly 100 years on. Composer and multiinstrumentalist Tunde Jegede is equally at home in the worlds of Western Classical, African and pop music.

Invocation - Music Nation Weekend

Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15, concessions £13, Season Subscribers & FRIENDS £10 Conductor Nicholas Collon Soloist Matthew Barley (Cello) Dancers Bode Lawal (Invocation) Bounceback (Rite of Spring) Choreographer Tom Dale (Rite of Spring) Tunde Jegede Invocation Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Invocation will be a Countdown Event for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The festival will be a 12-week UK-wide cultural celebration from 21 June 2012 bringing leading artists from all over the world together to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation.

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Image: Alan Fletcher

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sinfonia ViVA: Residencies A collaborative instrumental project

A collaborative singing and instrumental project

Thu 1 Mar, 7pm

Wed 13 Jun, 1pm & 7pm

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £5, concessions £3.50 Electrifying… Enthralling… Enlivening…The very best of Derby’s professional and non-professional musicians and creative talent in a unique shared performance. Participants from across Derby will join sinfonia ViVA and Déda to present this dynamic music and dance collaboration. With composer Tunde Jegede, dancer Bode Lawal, conductor Nicholas Collon and workshop leader James Redwood. This project has been supported by Rolls-Royce plc, The John Ellerman Foundation, Derby City Council, Orchestras Live, Derby LIVE, sinfonia ViVA and Arts Council England.

Assembly Rooms – Great Hall 1pm Schools Performance: £2 per child with accompanying adults free of charge. 7pm Public Performance: £5

sinfonia ViVA join forces with the folk ensemble Mills & Chimneys to present a celebratory concert featuring the young people of Derby and Derbyshire. The participants will create their own songs and instrumental pieces in response to a series of folk songs and tunes which have been collected, composed and arranged for them to sing and play together. This project has been supported by Rolls-Royce plc, Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Orchestras Live, Derby LIVE, Fleet Arts, sinfonia ViVA and Arts Council England.

For more information on sinfonia ViVA’s residencies please visit www.vivaorch.co.uk or call 01332 207603. p07


TICKET PRICES 2011/2012 Subscription Discounts

You can benefit from up to 30% off the price of your tickets and enjoy lots of additional benefits if you become a full season subscriber. Or save 15% on tickets with a half season subscription (see below for details). No of Concerts

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£23.80 each £22.10 each £20.40 each £17 each

£12.75 each

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£19.60 each £18.20 each   £16.80 each    £14 each

£10.50 each 30%

Concession prices are shown in brackets. Concessions do not apply to subscription packages. We offer discounts on most other classical events to both full and half season subscribers. Please see concert information for details.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE OVER £45

Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

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Full Season Subscription

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Enjoy six orchestral concerts by subscribing to our full concert season, and enjoy these fantastic benefits:

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• 30% discount on normal ticket prices • FREE programme notes for each concert • 2 FREE guest tickets to any concert in the series • 1 FREE ticket to a ViVA Residency • FREE cloakroom ticket for each concert • Priority booking for the best seats • Same seat for every concert – guaranteed • No extra charge for paying by credit card

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Available from18 Mon2011 JuL

Half Season Subscription

Choose any 3 concerts and save 15% on normal ticket prices.

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Terms & Conditions • Concessions do not apply to any subscription package. • Subscribers seats must be within the same price band for all concerts. • Existing full season subscribers: your seats from last year will be held until Fri 15 Jul, 2011. You can, of course, change seats or areas, subject to availability. • Full season subscribers will receive a ticket for the season. Half season subscribers will receive individual tickets for each concert. • Half season subscribers: we will try to offer you the same seat for each concert, but this cannot be guaranteed. • Guest tickets: available within same price band as your ticket, subject to availability. A voucher will be issued with your series tickets. • A valid season or individual ticket must be presented at each concert.

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Standby Tickets for just £13

20% discount on standard tickets for the six main classical concerts.

Available from 5.30pm on the day of each concert to personal callers to the Box Office ONLY. Subject to availability.

GROUPS OF 10+

Family Offer Buy 2 full price individual concert adult tickets and get 2 child (under 16) tickets absolutely free. Available from Mon 18 Jul, 2011.

Young People’s Ticket for just £5 Under 16s and NUS cardholders may purchase any ticket for £5 except in the top price band area. Available from Mon 18 Jul 2011.

FIND OUT MORE Visit our website www.derbylive.co.uk where you’ll find lots more information about each concert or event, special offers, directions, parking information and you can find out about all our other activities and services. You can also view our full brochures online and watch trailers for some of our upcoming productions. Sign up for our e-newsletters which will give you regular news updates and reminders of what’s on.

HOW TO BOOK CLICK

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You can book individual concerts online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (From Mon 18 Jul, 2011)

Our Box Offices (at the Assembly Rooms and Derby Theatre) are open Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm (and an hour before the show outside these times)

CALL 01332 255800

NB. Full & Half season subscriptions must be booked over the phone or in person.

www.derbylive.co.uk

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Welcome to the 2011/12 Classical 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 is a neat symmetry to the new season, beginning and ending with The Hallé playing two Beethoven Fifths. There is also a trio of Shostakovich concertos, one each for cello, violin and piano, in addition to ˇ and symphonies by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák Vaughan Williams. We welcome back the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Soloists include cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, pianists John Lill and Martin Roscoe and violinist Natalia Lomeiko. Events outside the subscription series include two Raymond Gubbay concerts in November and Invocation - an exciting performance by sinfonia ViVA and Déda which is part of the Countdown Event for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad, featuring Stravinsky’s dazzling masterpiece The Rite of Spring. Special ticket offers for these concerts are available to season subscribers.

Which concerts should I go for? We hope you’ll want to come to them all, whether part of the main subscription package or one of our other concerts or events! Have a glance through the highlights below and see what appeals... If you’re new to classical music and want to get acquainted with the more familiar repertoire first, then try Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto (21 Oct), Mozart’s Symphony No 38 (24 Jan), Handel’s Water Music (11 Apr) or try Last Night of the Autumn Proms (13 Nov). ˇ If you want to explore that bit further, try Dvorák’s 8th Symphony (21 Oct), Britten’s Serenade and Vaughan Williams’ 5th Symphony (23 Apr), or any of the three Shostakovich concertos (24 Jan, 16 Feb and 30 May). For more adventurous listening, head for sinfonia ViVA and Déda’s dance collaboration for Invocation, with music by Tunde Jegede and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (3 Mar). Whatever you decide to go for, you’re sure to find something to intrigue and delight you!

Talking Music

Subscribe and save up to 30% Save up to 30% off the price of your tickets by becoming a full or half season subscriber. See p08 for details.

Free to all ticket holders. Enhance your concert experience with the ever-popular series of ‘Talking Music’, which allows the audience the opportunity to interact with conductors, soloists or members of the orchestra. Before each concert at 6.30pm.

Encore Music

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.

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Derby LIVE Classical Season 2011/12 brochure  

Welcome to Derby LIVE's Classical Season for 2011/12.

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