BBC Concert Orchestra - The Universities for Nottingham Concert

Wednesday 4 December 7:30pm Classical Music
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Tickets £12.00 to £41.00

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6.30pm. Running time: 1 hour 30mins with no interval. Estimated end time: 9.00pm

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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George Jackson         conductor
Calum Fraser              choral director
Matthew Hopkins      choral director

Fflur Wyn                    soprano
Levy Sekgapane         tenor
Morgan Pearse           baritone
Choirs of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University
Choristers of Southwell Minster

Eric Whitacre              Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Jenni Brandon            Tonight, A Stolen Moment
Orff                             Carmina Burana 

This grand collaboration between both of Nottingham’s universities, in partnership with the BBC Concert Orchestra, showcases two works by leading contemporary American composers before an epic performance of a choral classic. Eric Whitacre ventures into Leonardo da Vinci’s dreamworld, in an exotic fusion of ancient words with modern musical timbres, whilst Jenni Brandon tells the moving story of an immigrant family on the move, guided by the stars and sustained by their memories.

A collection of lusty writings from the thirteenth century proved an alluring subject for German composer Carl Orff, who turned their satirical commentary on all manner of fleshly pleasures, as well as the inevitably cruel turns of fortune, into a twentieth-century masterpiece. Powered by an elemental musical language with boundless rhythmic energy, Carmina Burana gives voice to impatient young lovers, ribald merrymakers, a drunken abbot and even a roasting swan. It’s all done with a knowing wink at good taste and a riot of primary colours from a massive orchestra and choir. Even Pieter Brueghel’s peasants couldn’t revel with more zest.

This concert is part of a programme of activities supported by the Universities for Nottingham partnership with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the orchestra’s residency at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall. The partnership aims to inspire the next generation, reach new audiences and improve quality of life, health and wellbeing across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Groups 10+
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Groups 20+
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Under 26s and full-time students
Tickets £5 each. To purchase these tickets, you must be 26 or under or a full-time student at the time of booking. You may be asked to show your age ID / student ID on doors to confirm your age.

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