Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30pm (S)

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Director/Violin: Kyra Humphreys

JS Bach Brandenburg Concertos nos. 2-6

Gorecki Three Pieces in Olden Style

Gorecki Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra

 

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The remaining five Concertos are the core of the this concert. All five feature strings in a variety of ensembles, with prominence given to other instruments – harpsichord, flute and solo violin (5), flute/recorder (4) and flute/recorder, oboe, trumpet(2). As a contrast, two works by the Polish composer Gorecki can be heard,  inspired by music from around or before the time of Bach. Gorecki’s ‘Symphony no. 3 – Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, was a world-wide hit in the 1990s.

The concert is supported by Patron Olive Clarke OBE and an anonymous Patron.