Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists free

Friday, 17.03.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Clio Gould director/violin

Bo Lyu piano
Emily Mitchell trumpet

Grieg Holberg Suite, op.40
Phi Bui new work
Shostakovich Piano Concerto no.1, op.35

The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists are the Academy’s elite string ensemble, directed from the violin by eminent soloist and orchestral leader Clio Gould. Today’s concert features Grieg’s work in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Danish-Norwegian humanist playwright Ludvig Holberg, subtitled ‘Suite in olden style’, followed by a new commission by Academy postgraduate composition student Phi Bui. Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.1 concludes the programme, noted for its neo-Baroque combination of instruments. Despite its title, the work is really a concerto for piano and trumpet, the latter playing a central role in its virtuosic interjections throughout the piece.

Free, no tickets required

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