Glass, Piazzolla, And Dvořák
Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 19:30
Venue: Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Following a sell-out concert with us in Manchester last year, we introduce magnetic accordionist Martynas Levickis to our Stafford audience for the first time. Philip Glass’ atmospheric String Quartet no.2 was originally written to accompany a 1984 staged version of Samuel Beckett’s Company. Opening with the words, ‘A voice comes to one in the dark. Imagine…’, Company is a soliloquy (a discourse by a person who is talking to themselves, often used in theatre to disclose a character’s innermost thoughts) in which a man, presumably at the end of his life, hears a voice from his past and comes to terms with a profound solitude. We celebrate Gábor’s chamber music heritage juxtaposed with string orchestra works by Camerata favourites, Piazzolla and Pärt.
PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE 6.30pm Free admission. Staffordshire and Stoke Music Education Partnership string musicians join us in a performance of their own music inspired by tonight’s programme.
TICKETS: £16.50 / £14.50* (Concessions)
*Prices include a per ticket booking fee of 50p. This is capped at 8 tickets per transaction for group bookings. The fee applies to bookings made over the counter, online and by phone. Please see full TCs on Gatehouse Theatre’s website.
Box Office: 01785 619080
In person: Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT