Thornbury Autumn Concert
Bristol Ensemble returns to Thornbury to give a performance of popular classical music, featuring a feast of works for strings including music by Mendelssohn, Holst, Grieg and Elgar.
Nothing disturbs the graceful amiability of Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in three enchanting movements, these ‘little tunes’ as he called them, are the most frequently performed of all his works.
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor, composed when was just 13 years old, has been consistently popular with audiences the world over since its rediscovery in the middle of the 20th century by Yehudi Menuhin.
Gustav Holst’s popular St Paul’s Suite, named after the London school where he was the music director, is a fascinating opportunity to spot the well-known folk tunes woven together within the piece.
Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite is a collection of delightfully fresh baroque-style dances, written in 1912 but inspired by a famous 17th century Norwegian playwright.
The concert is part of the fundraising for the Armstrong Hall Redevelopment Project (Phase 1) will be held in the United Reformed Church. Tickets are £16 each, to include interval finger food, and can be obtained from Thornbury Town Hall or by phoning 01454 412272.