Spring 2023

SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2023  |  7pm

50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Baylis Theatre, Braywick Leisure Centre, SL6 1BN

JANÁČEK  Sinfonietta
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue
HOLST  The Planets

Piano  Martin James Bartlett
Winner, BBC Young Musician 2014

For our 50th anniversary gala concert we present three masterpieces from the 20th century all written within 8 years of each other, and yet of very contrasting styles. We are delighted to welcome back Martin James Bartlett to play with us again, after his previous sell out performances in the pre-COVID years. Rhapsody in Blue is Gershwin's much loved 'concerto' where Jazz and Classical music combine to produce one of the great innovative works of the 20th century. To start the concert we have Janáček's Sinfonietta, a piece depicting scenes from his home country of Czechoslovakia requiring the use of 23 brass players! And the ever popular Planets suite by Holst completes the concert, with its musical descriptions of the astrological characters of the planets.

Tickets: £18, £5 (student/child), available from the Box Office