A cello, piano, marimba and assorted drums – this cross-section of Britten Sinfonia’s line-up presents a series of varied, shorter pieces with broad appeal for younger and older audiences.
Cellist Caroline Dearnley, pianist Huw Watkins join forces with percussionist Tim Gunnell to introduce their programme as it unfolds. It will include The Swan from Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals, some solo Bach for cello, piano Preludes by Debussy, Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1 and, to complement the pieces featured in tonight’s evening concerts by Arvo Pärt in his 85th birthday year, his exquisite Spiegel in Spiegel for cello and piano. All in all, an informal, entertaining hour of high-class music-making for a Sunday morning – relaxing and dazzling in equal parts.
For this event the stalls seating bank will be removed and the sunken seating bank will be covered, with audience members seated on the flat floor at cabaret tables in front of a stage area. All tables will be socially distanced to government guidelines. Most tables will accommodate up to 4 people, but some tables are limited to 2, so please check the seating plan carefully when you book to make sure your table can accommodate your household/bubble in compliance with government guidance. A limited number of balcony seats in pairs and single seats are also available.