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Music, Sat 21 Oct 2017

Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata


Concert begins at 7.30pm

Manchester Camerata
Rakhi Singh - violin
Hannah Roberts - cello
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Vivaldi - Concerto for two oboes and two clarinets
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme
Vivaldi - Concerto for two oboes, basoon, two horns and violin

The Four Season's are a set of four violin concerti by Vivaldi, and are arguably the composer's most well-known works. Unusually for the time in which they were composed, Vivaldi published a set of poems to accompany the music, to depict what Vivaldi was aiming to evoke with his music. Little did he know that this was one of the earliest examples of program music - music with a narrative element. Vivaldi went to great lengths to ensure the music matched the poems.

The Concerto for two oboes and two clarinets features unusal instrumentation for the period in which it was written. It is one of the earliest pieces of baroque repertoire to feature the clarinet. The woodwind instruments are played off against each other as pairs against the strings and there are several delighful oboe solos.

Tchaikovsky's theme and variations is a brilliant virtuosic display of symphonic writing that makes use of what is arguably the most beautiful and wide ranging of the orchestral stringed instruments. A simple theme begins the piece, not Rococo in origin but in style, followed by seven variations that transform the original theme into numerous different personalities.

To close the evening's concert, another concerto by Vivaldi with instrumentation unusual for the time in which it was written. A three movement concerto, it makes use of the double reed instruments as well as the horn and of course solo violin.
'Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy' Tchaikovsky

Pre-concert talk 6:45pm
George Kennaway discusses this evening's works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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View [] the seating plan for Leeds Town Hall.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Oct 2017 19:30 to 00:00



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality