The Sinfonia, under chief conductor Michael Collins, will open with Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel, a fluid orchestral tone poem that begins with merry pranking before taking a wrenching turn to the scaffold. In Franz Hasenohrl’s version, its rich orchestration is incredibly rendered by just five instruments. It will be followed by Webern’s arrangement of Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony, one of the defining pieces of modernist music. The programme continues with two Bach arrangements set by composer David Matthews (A Vision of the Sea), and an arrangement of Berg’s Four Pieces by his brother Colin Matthews (Night Rides), led by Michael Collins’ clarinet. The afternoon then closes with sections from Strauss’ Capriccio, his final opera and a delightful piece of discursive comedy.
|What||The Viennese Salon, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse|
|Where||Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Blackfriars (underground)|
On 24 Jan 16, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the City of London Sinfonia|