Sheffield Symphony Orchestra celebrates 20th Century greats

St. Mark’s Church in Broomhill is the venue to visit this Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm as the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra airs two gems from last century’s classical repertoire.

Bela Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra of 1943 provides a superb illustration of modern classical composing that combines Hungarian folk themes with many traditional classical elements, all laced with non-traditional tonality and modal influences. As the name suggests, “Concerto for Orchestra” stretches the prowess of each section of the orchestra.

The other piece of 20th Century is Jean Marcel Poulenc’s beautifully-orchestratedConcerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani that he finished writing in 1938.

And the opening item was supposed to be Claude Debussy’s “La Mer”  but this is now replaced by Variations on the St Antoni Chorale” by Johannes Brahms.

If you like this stuff, it should be a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

Tickets for the event cost £8.50 full, £6.50 unwaged and £4.50 students/child, and are available from Callow Classics at 721 Abbeydale Road (telephone 0114 255 3440).

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