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The Little Orchestra
September 15, 2016 - September 16, 2016
Music played by The Little Orchestra
Scenography by Alison Neighbour
Back2Back Beethoven & Barber
Two wonderful and highly contrasting pieces, back to back, with Nicholas Little, the conductor, introducing each one. Early 19th century German symphonic power meets mid-20th century American fire and romance at Bethnal Green’s one and only Oval Space.
‘We love classical music and want to share our passion for it with you. We all know how stuffy-duffy traditional concerts can be, so we’ve designed a night out that is social, relaxed, intimate and fun, where you’ll hear beautiful pieces played by talented young musicians.’
Great classical music in an unclassical setting.
Find out More at The Little Orchestra’s website
Arrive & unwind
Let the stresses of your week wash away. Relax on the terrace if the weather is good. Allow the bar and café to entice you with a good range of drinks and some tasty bites, before getting comfortable for the concert.
Two wonderful and highly contrasting pieces, back to back, as early 19th century German symphonic power meets mid-20th century American fire and romance.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s elegant yet energetic 2nd Symphony shows a remarkable composer flexing and developing his symphonic muscles after the success of his 1st symphony a few years earlier.
Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, despite its somewhat challenging birth into the world, has become one of the most loved of all 20th century violin concertos, with its heart-melting beauty and high-octane drama in the finale.
Our soloist in the concerto is Sujin Park, a highly talented and sensitive musician whose playing we are really excited to share with you once again. She has been described as “An outstandingly gifted young violinist… her playing reveals a sensitive intelligent musician with an original personality.”
The night rolls on. The drinks flow. The lights sparkle.
Enjoy the sounds of some laid-back jazz as you relax with friends or meet and mingle with the musicians.
Late Admission Policy
We want to create a beautiful, intimate atmosphere for the concert and latecomers will be asked to wait for a suitable break between pieces once the programme has begun. Please don’t be late!
There isn’t one!