Very special Last Concert of the Season
George Meredith’s Poem (1881) “The Lark Ascending” includes….
“He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound,
Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake”.
The poem provided the inspiration for Vaughan Williams’ pastoral romance of the same name. Impressionistic with a sense of meditational release this music allows the violin to represent the lark’s song in beautiful moving cadenzas. The piano-accompanied premiere was on 15 December 1920 yet the Lark Ascending continues to be one of the Nation’s favourite pieces of music. An opportunity to hear it played live is not to be missed so Inverurie Music is hoping for a big audience at the Inverurie Town Hall for the last concert of the season at 8pm on Friday 29th March. Other music on the night will be Bach: Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 2 in A major, Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 and Prokofiev: Sonata no. 1. Lana Trotovšek, (violin), is known to some in the North East as she is making herthird visit to the area along with Maria Canyigueral (piano). The seating willbe “in-the-round” thus making for an intimate atmosphere.
Since her concert debut in 2012 with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, Lana Trotovšek has appeared with some of the finest orchestras. She has toured with the Moscow Soloists, performing Mozart’s Symphonia Concertante with Yuri Bashmet. She played Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda. Lana has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven and has appeared at many European festivals. She is a Professor at Trinity Laban in London. She plays the Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin made in 1750.
Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia, Catalonia’s leading newspaper, as a virtuoso player and ‘a pianist of great personality’. Her most recent highlights include the world premiere of “Dos páginas para Granados” by Benet Casablancas at the Echoes Festival in London, and the premiere of her project ‘Avantguarding Mompou’ in Conway Hall, which included commissioned pieces by nine recognised European composers including Anton Garcia Abril. Lana and Maria’s latest CD was a winner in the Global Music Awards 2016 in California, as a result of which they have performed in Belgium, Spain, Japan and the UK.
Tickets at £12.00 (Conc. £10 and children & students £1.00) areavailable at the door; from Up-West Arts and Crafts, West High St. or on line from Eventbrite. Seating will be limited so advance purchase is advised.