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Michael Collins & Friends (2 of 2) – Friday 28 April
April 28th at 7:30pm£16 – £26
Michael Collins & Friends
Michael Collins clarinet | Corey Cerovsek and Akiko Ono violins | Rachel Roberts viola | Steffan Morris cello | Michael McHale piano
Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale: Suite
Robin Holloway Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano Op 79
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57
Michael Collins is joined for the evening concert by three more friends – Rachel Roberts who is a regular visitor with Ensemble 360, plus the Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek and Japanese violinist Akiko Ono – and they bring a programme which is true Festival fare. It includes another work by Robin Holloway, premièred by Emma Johnson in Malvern in 1994. Stravinsky effectively left Russia before World War One and wrote The Soldier’s Tale in Switzerland. Bartók left Hungary in 1940 for America where he composed Contrasts for Benny Goodman. Prokofiev, who was born in Ukraine, spent fifteen years in the USA and France before returning to Russia in 1933. He suffered, like Shostakovich, from the ideological demands of Communism but wrote many great scores. Shostakovich was eventually allowed to travel out of the USSR and his reputation has grown over the last fifty years. His Piano Quintet written in 1940 is a powerful masterpiece.
£26 | £16
(£1 children / students)