American Sounds – Stafford
Date: Friday 29th April 2011 19:30
Venue: Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Talking Point, 6.30pmThomas Gould talks about the Arpeggione, the sublime sonata Schubert wrote for the instrument, and this recent arrangement for violin and orchestra.
Nicholas Collon conductorThomas Gould violinThis dynamic programme features Stravinsky&s tongue-incheek chamber concerto Dumbarton Oaks, and music by two thoroughly American voices, John Adams and Aaron Copland. Copland&s Appalachian Spring tells the story of a spring celebration of the American pioneers of the 1800s after building a new Pennsylvania farmhouse. You&ll also get to hear a rare performance of Schubert&s Arpeggione Sonata. Originally written for the arpeggione (a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar but bowed like a cello), this evening an arrangement for violin will be performed by Thomas Gould, one of the leading British violinists of the younger generation.Ticket Prices £15.00 and £13.00 (concessions)£5.00 tickets for under 18sSPECIAL FAMILY TICKET: £25 for a group of 4 people (maximum 2 adults) plus a free programmeBooking InformationTelephone 01785 254653In person, go to Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LT