Issued: 27 January 2009
WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM
Music by that most universally-loved of composers, J S Bach, features in Orchestra of the Swan?s first matinee concert of the spring in the beautifully restored Town Hall, Birmingham. The concert on Wednesday 18 February (2.30pm) features two of the composer?s Brandenburg Concertos, his Suite in B minor and a Concerto Grosso by Handel. David Le Page (violin), flautist Diane Clark and Christine Whiffen (harpsichord), take the demanding solo roles in Brandenburg Concertos Nos 4 & 5, joining the nationally acclaimed Orchestra of the Swan, based in Stratford. The concert is conducted by David Curtis and presented in his inimitable, friendly and accessible style, and there is an opportunity to chat to him and orchestra members at free pre- and post-concert talks.
Orchestra of the Swan is at Town Hall Birmingham on Wed 18 Feb (2.30pm). Tickets, priced £6.50-£19.50 (with concessions), are available from the Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or www.thsh.co.uk.
Note to Editors
Orchestra of the Swan is a Town Hall Associate Artist http://www.thsh.co.uk/page/town-hall-birmingham/associate-artists/orchestra-of-the-swan/
Wednesday 18 February, 2.30pm, Town Hall
ORCHESTRA OF THESWAN
David Curtis, conductor
Christine Whiffen, harpsichord
David Le Page, violin
Diane Clark, flute
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 9
Bach Suite in B minor
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Tickets: £6.50-£19.50 (concessions available)
Box Office: 0121 780 3333 or www.thsh.co.uk
Links to concert pages:
Remaining concerts in Orchestra of the Swan?s Town Hall matinee series:
Essential Mahler – Wed 25 March, 2.30pm
The English Romantic – Wed 15 April, 2.30pm
Tasmin Little and Sibelius – Sun 10 May, 2.30pm
Town Hall Coffee Bar is open from 10am for the sale of light snacks and refreshments
Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited, a registered charity. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of over 600 concerts and events a year, designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and a thriving education/community department reaches a further 20,000 people of all ages.
Town Hall Birmingham re-opened in October 2007 following a £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m), European Regional Development Fund (£3m).