Timothy Orpen (clarinet) Levon Chilingirian (violin)* Andrew Brownell (piano)

Timothy Orpen (clarinet) Levon Chilingirian (violin)* Andrew Brownell (piano)

12:00pm Monday, August 10 2015

Ambleside Parish Centre

£16 Unreserved Seating

This event is now sold out, but please do contact the box office if you wish to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations

Finzi Five Bagatelles, Op.23 15'

Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet 7'

Bliss Pastoral 4'

Poulenc Clarinet Sonata 12'

Milhaud Suite for clarinet, violin and piano, Op.157b* 12'

Stravinsky Soldier's Tale Suite* 25'

“…Wonderful playing! Where else could one sit and listen to such music with an idyllic view like this?... This was a deeply satisfying concert with superb musicians – a truly lovely and memorable occasion…” Audience members 2013

War is the warp and Switzerland the weft of this morning: Finzi’s Five Bagatelles, though drafted in the 1920s, were first heard in the Wartime National Gallery Concerts in London, and Bliss wrote his Pastoral in the shadow of war while studying with Stanford at the RCM; it was first heard in 1916. Poulenc’s glorious Clarinet Sonata was written in 1962 in memory of Swiss composer and fellow member of Les Six, Arthur Honegger. Stravinsky wrote his Three pieces as (belated) thanks to the Swiss financier (and amateur clarinettist) who funded The Soldier’s Tale, from whose music this concert suite was extracted. This morning we restore the narrative of Swiss novelist CF Ramuz’s story by adding verse to the music and ensuring the tale has its twist in the tail.

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Event artists
Timothy Orpen Clarinet

Timothy Orpen is the principal clarinet with two of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Aurora Orchestra. He is a previous overall winner of the Royal Over-Seas... read more

Andrew Brownell Piano

Recently hailed as “potentially one of the most significant pianists of his generation” by Musical Opinion, Andrew Brownell won 2nd Prize at the 2006 Leeds Competition and has since enjoyed an active and... read more

Levon Chilingirian Violin

Levon Chilingirian, born in Cyprus, began violin with his great uncle, later studying in the UK with his uncle, Manoug Parikian, Hugh Bean, and the Amadeus Quartet. His partnership with... read more

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