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TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No.3 in E flat minor Op.30
BALAKIREV Octet Op.3
DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après midi d’un faune (chamber ensemble arrangement)
SHOSTAKOVICH Excerpts from Jazz Suite No.1 and the Suite for Variety Orchestra
Ensemble 360 hosts a festival finale in the grandest style!
The evening opens with Tchaikovsky’s majestic third String Quartet. The melancholy slow movement apparently moved audience members to tears at its first performance, yet the piece finishes in a determinedly upbeat manner.
The second half sees Ensemble 360 occupy every inch of the Studio’s stage for Debussy’s dreamy Prélude à l'après midi d’un faune – another work made famous by Nijinsky’s scandalous choreography – and a vibrant selection of Shostakovich’s ‘jazz’ music, arranged especially for this occasion by Iain Farrington.
Concert generously supported by Kate Dugdale.
This concert will also be recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Can't decide which concerts to come to? Listen to the festival highlights playlist or come along to our Russia in the Round introductory concert on 11 March for inspiration.