AN acclaimed Midlands orchestra will be performing in Alvechurch this Saturday, November 2 with a selection of popular items for strings.
The Midland Sinfonia, a professional chamber ensemble of young musicians, will provide, in the words of conductor Nic Fallowfield: “A feast of music for strings, including Dvorak’s much-loved Serenade, one of Mozart’s sparkling Divertimentos and Britten’s ‘Simple Symphony’ alongside less familiar pieces by Faure and Hindemith.”
The concert is at 7.30pm in St Laurence Church and launches the Sinfonia’s current season of instrumental and chamber music, highlighting well-known classics alongside the occasional musical discovery.
‘Bold as Brass’ on December 7 will feature the popular Holborne Brass Ensemble with an entertaining selection of Christmas items, followed in the new year by a recital by world-renowned guitar virtuoso Craig Ogden.
Further musical favourites over the coming year are Mozart’s famous Horn Concerto (the one ‘adapted’ by Flanders and Swann), Schubert’s sublime C Major String Quintet – one of the most frequently-chosen items on Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ – and an amazing ‘Independence Day’ programme with an American flavour which includes the music of Dvorak, Gershwin, Copland and Barber.
Details of all concerts are available on The Midland Sinfonia website – www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk – from which discounted tickets can also be obtained in advance, with special rates for children and full-time students. Tickets can also be purchased on the door.