Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom
Mysteries of the Macabre
Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled
It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.
If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.
Purcell ed Britten Chacony
Purcell arr Berio, Maxwell Davies Fantasias and Pavans
John Woolrich (after Purcell) Hark! The echoing air (world premiere)
Scarlatti orch John Woolrich Sonatas Set 2
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne)
Ligeti (arr. Howarth) Mysteries of the Macabre
Britten Sinfonia and Alison Balsom join forces for a very special programme of music exploring more than 300 years of composition. Ancient and contemporary influences are intertwined, with arrangements of Purcell by some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the world premiere of John Woolrich’s Hark! The echoing air, a new trumpet concerto inspired by Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen.
Alison Balsom is one of classical music’s most persuasive and engaging ambassadors, as well as a passionate advocate for her instrument, involved in transcribing, arranging and commissioning new trumpet works. She is acclaimed as one of the most ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today, winning numerous awards including three classical BRITs and Gramophone Artist of the Year.
‘Britten Sinfonia produced one of those performances in which you could hardly breathe for risk of missing a nuance of expression.’ The Times
‘There are few more thrilling things in British music than Britten Sinfonia on top form.’ Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph
Pre show talk: 6.30pm in conversation led by Dr Kate Kennedy, free to ticket holders
Duration: 2 hours including interval
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