Swindon Recital Series (SRS) opens its 2014/15 Season of Lunchtime Concerts with classical arrangements of classic Broadway hits.
The well-known American team of Rodgers and Hammerstein created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. Their musical theatre writing partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th century.
Widely considered to be one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century Leonard Bernstein, also American, included composer, author, music lecturer and pianist amongst his accomplishments and was for many years music director of the New York Philharmonic.
Britain is represented in the programme by David Ivor Davies, a Welsh composer who wrote many numbers and scored several well-known musicals. He is better known to us as Ivor Novello.
Shows featured include Carousel, The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Dancing Years, Girl Crazy and West Side Story. Paul Turner will be at the piano to give what promises to be a popular and rousing start to the new season.
Paul is an honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize. An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals. He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.
The concert is on Wednesday September 10 at the Wyvern Theatre, 1.05 – 2pm.
Tickets cost £5 or £8.50 if you include cake and tea.
About Swindon Recital Series
Swindon Recital Series was founded 21 years ago by Paul Turner. The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians. The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.
For more information contact either Artistic Director Paul Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or on 01793 531316 or 07989 397372 or SRS Secretary Julia Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01793 644660 or 07718 185518
Information about the recital series can be found at www.swindonrecitalseries.org.