Torbay Symphony COMA 2024 Festival Concert Series - Teignmouth

Sunday, 10th March 2024

A Teignmouth based concert filled with 20th century works

St John’s, Totnes. Starts 7:30 pm.

Torbay Symphony CoMA 2024 Festival Concert Series - Totnes

St John’s, Totnes

Torbay Symphony are delighted to be taking part in the 2024 CoMA Festival.

They will be performing two concerts – on the 9th and 10th March in St John’s, Totnes and St Peter’s, Shaldon respectively. Both venues are in South Devon, the orchestra’s home for the past 25 years.

Their programme is all 20th century – or nearly. We open with J S Bach’s ‘Ricercare a 6’ from The Musical Offering orchestrated by our Music Director, Richard Gonski.

Richard says: “If Bach were alive today he would no doubt have a collection of polyphonic synths at his disposal – this arrangement is a nod in that direction.” Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from the opera Peter Grimes follows, and after the interval, Valerie Welbanks, cellist from the Ligeti Quartet, appears as soloist in the Ligeti Cello concerto. The performance will be preceded by a talk /demonstration presented by Valerie, Richard and the TSO on Ligeti and this concerto specifically, the aim being to familiarise the audience with some of the concepts, techniques and structures used by Ligeti in this piece.

The programme ends with Sibelius’ Symphony no 5. Programme and timings J SBach: Ricercare a 6 from ’The Musical Offering’ orch. Richard Gonski /10 min Britten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes /17 min Ligeti: Cello concerto (Valerie Welbanks – cello soloist) /16 min (+ 15 minute talk preceding the performance) Sibelius: Symphony no 5 /35 min

St John’s, 26 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD
7.30pm Performance
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