Chetham’s special friendship with their Norwegian counterparts at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Oslo, is celebrated in this unique collaborative concert.
Outstanding young musicians come together to form a new chamber orchestra under the baton of Arvid Engegård – whose credits as a conductor include the BBC Concert Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg – to explore music which showcases their exceptional talents. A programme of virtuosic works and demanding solo passages is designed to showcase the extraordinary abilities of students drawn from these two renowned institutions.
There’s a particular emphasis on the comic in these works originally written for dance, drawing on the timeless characters of the commedia del’arte and on the neoclassicism prevalent in early twentieth-century dance and music. Stravinsky’s ballet suite is a classic tale of mistaken identity, whilst the still-fresh satire of Strauss’ comedy of manners pokes fun at vanity and social aspiration.
20% discount for audiences aged 65+
£3.27 for students and under 19s
10% off when you book for more than one Autumn Music event