English Chamber Orchestra
featuring the University of Warwick Chamber Choir
Thu 14 Mar 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £11.50 - £36, Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Conductor: Paul McGrath
Musicians: Soprano – Tinuke Olafimihan, Mezzo Soprano – Gaynor Keeble, Tenor – Nicholas Sharratt, Baritone – Nicholas Lester
Composer: Britten, Bartok, Mozart
Britten – Simple Symphony
Bartók – Divertimento
Mozart – Requiem
The masked stranger, the mysterious commission, the dying Mozart frantically composing as his life ebbed away… if you’ve seen the play or film Amadeus, you’ll know the legend behind Mozart’s Requiem.
But the reality is even more incredible – music’s greatest genius comes to terms with the ultimate mystery of human existence, and finds sorrow, courage and deep compassion, then pours it all out in music of unforgettable beauty and power.
The University of Warwick’s own Chamber Choir, under Director of Music Paul McGrath, join the English Chamber Orchestra for one of the high points of our season.
First, though, McGrath and ECO celebrate the work of two of Mozart’s greatest 20th century fans. On the eve of the Second World War, Béla Bartók wrote a Divertimento that channelled the spirit of Mozart for an age of anxiety. Britten’s Simple Symphony reworks the tunes he hummed at school into a mini-masterpiece of irresistible freshness – tongue firmly in cheek.
Conference Room 6.45pm. Tickets £2, Subscribers £1
Paul McGrath and Lucy Griffiths of the University of Warwick Music Centre talk about tonight’s programme.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .
Part of Concert Series 2012/13
12 Jun 2013
Past events from Concert Series 2012/13
10 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
22 Nov 2012
28 Nov 2012
16 Jan 2013
25 Jan 2013
03 Feb 2013
26 Feb 2013
24 Apr 2013
22 May 2013