Artsreach are proud to be working with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra once more this season, following the sell out success of the Resonate Strings concert in Durlston back in January. This time the world famous orchestra is bringing its contemporary ensemble Kokoro to one rural venue in West Dorset for a very special performance.
The musicians of the Kokoro quartet will perform works by three of the 20th century’s
greatest composers in Burton Bradstock Village Hall on Friday 4 March. The programme begins with a new arrangement, written especially for Kokoro, of Bartok’s Romanian Dances, by the ensemble’s composer-in-residence Hywel Davies. It is followed by Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, composed during World War One, which relates in vivid music the story of a soldier who sells his violin, a symbol of his soul, to the Devil in exchange for wealth.
In the second part of the concert, Kokoro performs one of the finest achievements by the great French composer Olivier Messiaen. His extraordinary and visionary masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, inspired by the biblical Book of Revelation, was composed and given its premiere under very unusual circumstances – whilst incarcerated in a prisoner of war camp during World War II.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience beautiful, contemporary classical music in one of Artsreach’s longest promoting villages.
Fri 4 March, 7:30pm. Burton Bradstock Village Hall. 01308 897214