Changing of the Seasons
Friday 24 February
1st Half: Bruno Heinen Solo
2nd Half: Bruno Heinen/Camerata Alma Viva
The dynamic ensemble Camerata Alma Viva and renowned jazz pianist/composer Bruno Heinen have embarked on a daring new collaboration. They have recorded their take on one of the most recognisable and oft-performed works in all classical music. Heinen’s Four Seasons is a completely new composition. Rather than an arrangement of the Vivaldi, Heinen attempts to answer the question posed to him by the Camerata: if Vivaldi were alive today, what might a new Four Seasons sound like? Heinen explores a written and improvised language somewhere between jazz and impressionism to attempt an answer. With influences from the historically-informed performance practice (emphasising the baroque spirit of freedom and transparency) and the language of modern jazz piano improvisation.
The Four Seasons, as one normally hears it, is a programmatic work, with the music depicting nature through sound, featuring thematic passages intertwined with improvisatory moments. Respect for the spirit of the piece is at the centre of the exciting new project, where a new perspective and free improvisation will enlighten and enrich each movement’s meaning, depth, and essence.
They will be launching their album with a solo set from Heinen in the first half and their Changing of the Seasons in the second.
Time: 20:00 to 22:30
Venue: Lauderdale House
Concessions are available for students, people on benefit and over 60s. Proof must be provided when collecting tickets.
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