Helix Ensemble at Leicester
Second World War serenade, French joke and a Mozart symphony are all on the
programme when the Helix Ensemble give their annual concert at the University of
Leicester on Saturday 8 February 2003.
programming is a feature of the East-Midlands based Ensemble, and one for which
they have twice been awarded an Enterprise Award by the Performing Right Society
of Great Britain.
known for exploring rarely-performed chamber or small orchestral music within
the context of more traditional items, their forthcoming University of Leicester
concert is likely to be in line with both their aims.
the centenary of the birth of Sir Lennox Berkeley, the Helix Ensemble will open
their concert with his Serenade for
Strings, a work revealing the cool elegance of his style.
This is followed by the French composer Darius Milhaud’s ballet music, La
Création du Monde, a typically French spoof title for a work that shows the
influence of jazz music heard by the composer in a Harlem night club.
concert draws to a close with a Mozart masterpiece, Symphony No 39 in E flat
major, the first of three that he wrote at full tilt in the summer of 1788.
Despite the fact that Mozart was facing financial hardship at the time,
with his unique style he is able to combine passion, power and beauty to the
Helix Ensemble, conducted by Alan Suttie, appears at the University of Leicester
Fraser Noble Hall, London Road/University Road, Leicester, on Saturday 8
February at 7.30 pm.
Tickets, costing £7.50 (concession £6, students/under 18s £3.50), are
available from the Department of Music, University of Leicester, telephone 0116
252 2781, facsimile 0116 252 2782, email email@example.com.
details of all University of Leicester concerts see the website:
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