47 - Double Concert

47 - Double Concert

27 July 2018 7:00 pm

Sledmere House and Church, YO25 3XH,

47 - Double Concert

Double Concert

Sledmere House and Church are the venues for two concerts, both performed twice, with the audiences changing places after a picnic interval.

Pelleas Ensemble
Luba Tunnicliffe (viola)
Henry Roberts (flute)
Oliver Wass (harp)

Leclair - Trio Sonata in D Major
Debussy - Syrinx
Debussy - Sonata for Flute, viola and harp
Ravel (arr. Salzedo) – Sonatine

A solo flute tells the sad tale of wood nymph pursued by the god Pan, inviting us into the sensuous world of French music. The lively 18th century elegance of Leclair embodies the heritage which Debussy and Ravel unforgettably revive in works full of vitality, nostalgia and tenderness - all performed by a prize-winning trio that has been widely praised for the colour and intimacy of its performances.

‘verve and polish’ – The Times

Amuse Bouche
I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (conductor)
Anna Markland (piano)

Francaix - Ode à la gastronomie
Ravel (arr. Roderick Williams) - Adagio from Piano Concerto in G major
Poulenc - Hotel
Poulenc - Un Soir de Neige
Satie - Gnossienne
Faure - songs

‘If Adam and Eve led us to perdition just for an apple, what would they have done for a turkey?’ The opening bon mot of Jean Françaix’s Ode à la Gastronomie is an affectionate giggle at the expense of French attitudes to food, full of word jokes, nursery rhymes, wine vintages, rumbles of indigestion and assorted kitchen noises. Also on the menu in this ravishing programme of French choral delicacies: an irresistible choral arrangement of one of Ravel’s most famous slow movements, a moving work by Poulenc and little piano pieces and songs to cleanse the palate between courses.

‘a bit sexy, a bit silly and absolutely, unmissably superb.’ - Gramophone

‘a tour-de-force, and I Fagiolini performed it with wit, precision and lip-smacking relish.’ - Birmingham Post

The grounds of Sledmere will be open from 5.30pm for concertgoers and there will be a further picnic opportunity during the 45-minute interval between performances when drinks will also be available

Prices: Full £30.00,  Gold £24.00,  Silver £27.00,  Under 25 £15.00