Theatre Royal celebrates the Return of Lunchtime Concerts...
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is welcoming back a sensational series of Lunchtime Concerts to its stage this Autumn, seasoning an otherwise ordinary day with a hearty helping of entertainment.
Tinkling the ivories to tickle your fancy during lunchtime on 15 September will be wonderful pianist-composer, Nathan Williamson. From the classic repertoire of Beethoven and Brahms to the introduction of his latest work, Variations on a Theme by Cole Porter, the BBC Young Musician Finalist has grown into a prestigious performer playing to venues worldwide and is not to be missed.
Next to claim the stage is the Kingfisher Sinfonietta led by Colchester based violinist, Beth Spendlove on 8 October. The highly respected trio, renowned in the region for their versatile talents, will present a programme of music by Beethoven and his contemporary, Hummel. The audience will also have the chance to revel in the glorious heritage of Romanticism with snippets from Hungarian composer, Dohnayni.
Bonfire Night begins with a bang as the Brazilieros take to the stage on 5 November. With Anna Noakes on flute, Grant MacFarlane-Dowse on guitar and Gary Kettel on Latin percussion, this concert promises to be a passionate Brazilian affair; with titillating tango tunes to warm you up ready for a chilly night of firework displays.
Concluding the concert series in style is stand out cello duo, Rebecca Welham and Catherine Johnson. On 26 January, these two incredible talents will play tribute to the British cellist, Jacqueline du Pré, who was born on this date almost 70 years ago. The pair will also play the rarely publicly performed duets of Bach, in addition to the best-known 20th century compositions of cellist-teachers Dotzauer, Popper and Klengel. A wonderful mix of music that showcases the tender tenor tones of the instrument.
With continued sponsorship from Gross & Co Solicitors, the Lunchtime Concert Series continues to prove a popular pastime for both busy workers and those with a little more time to spare.
Providing a taste of the arts during a busy day, as well as a hearty helping of complementary tea, coffee and cakes, the Theatre Royal offers a true taste of escape from the normal routine. And at just 50 minutes long, it’s the perfect excuse for a leisurely lunch break.
Tickets all £8.50 or book all four concerts for only £27.
For tickets and further details please call the Box Office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org .