Tuesday 24 January 2012

Trio at Norwich Assembly House

On Friday 20th January 2012 I attended the Britten Sinfonia at Lunch concert at Norwich Assembly House which featured works for oboe, bassoon and piano. There was a large crowd at this historic venue for a colourful and varied programme that showed the full range of musical possibilities with this combination of instruments.

With a line-up of Nicholas Daniel - oboe, Sarah Burnett - bassoon and Huw Watkins - piano Britten Sinfonia brought us a programme that consisted of Trio Sonata No.24 - Handel, Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon - Andre Previn, The Homing Call - Elspeth Brooke and Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano - Poulenc.

Half way through the final piece of music being played a member of the audience collapsed and unfortunately brought the concert to an early finish. As you would expect the music played was of the highest standard and was the world premiere of Elspeth Brooke's The Homing Call. This was a jazz influenced concert and showed Britten Sinfonia's commitment to playing in Norwich.

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