Septura Brass Septet – KLEPTOMANIA: Borrowed Baroque
Friday 4th May 2018 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions.
And so we’re inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history — a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules.
Our four-concert series comes to West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge in 2017-18, and presents our prize pickings: plunder from pianists, string ensembles, chamber orchestras and singers.
The 18th-century orchestra of Handel’s Rinaldo and Rameau’s Dardanus is brought to life in borrowings for brass. Septura’s Pergolesi, by contrast, is third-hand: Stravinsky got there first, and his neoclassical Pulcinella is re-imagined for brass.
Ticket and Booking Information
£20, £15 concessions, £5 students.
20% discount when booking all four concerts in the series
10% group discount when booking 5 or more tickets
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