Tuning up for their 19th season
THE Chiltern Camerata’s 19th season will begin at Amersham Free Church, in Woodside Road on Sunday, October 19 when conductor Sam Laughton performs music of the Germanic Tradition.
The music in the concert will include the pieces: J S Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Schumann (arr) Träumerei Mendelssohn - Sinfonia No. 12 Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen
The centrepiece of the concert is Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss. This work was composed in the closing years of the Second World War, with Strauss mourning what he saw as the ending of Germanic tradition. Originally written for 23 solo strings, the Camerata will be performing it with expanded strings resources.
The concert also includes a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – a popular and well-known work for string orchestra first heard in 1721.
The audience will also hear Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 12. This is a youthful work written in the early 1820s when the precocious composer was between 12 and 14 years of age.
The concert ends with Schumann’s Träumerei – in a string arrangement of this enticing piece, originally composed for the piano.
Formed in 1996, the Chiltern Camerata is an amateur string orchestra for adults and is a non-profit organisation.
Its players include music professionals and advanced amateurs.
Honorary secretary Dick Morbey said: “Our objective is to share the enjoyment of music-making and to bring a wide range of music to our audiences. We stage about three concerts per year and provide an opportunity for soloists to perform with an orchestra. We also raise money for charity.”
The concert starts at 7pm and the doors open at 6.15pm.
Tickets cost £12 (full), £10 (conc) and under 18s go free.
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