Sept ’16 Concerts: Composers of the Romantic Era plus Benjamin Britten

Love the Romantic Era Composers?  Then you won’t want to miss the Steel City Strings performances in Berry and Wollongong in September. Enjoy the great composers of the Romantic era along with Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony.

Steel City Strings Present Resonance a concerts featuring the great composers of the Romantic era along with Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony.

Saturday September 3 –  Berry School of Arts

Saturday September 10 -Wollongong Art Gallery

Conductor:  Keiren Brandt-Sawdy                            BOOK Sept 3 CONCERT NOW >
Concertmaster:  Kyle Little                                         BOOK Sept 10 CONCERT  NOW >

Program

Adagio  and Fugue in C Minor……………  W. A. Mozart

Summa……………………………………….……  Arvo Part

Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor…….… A. Vivaldi

Summer……………………………………..…… Joe Hisaishi

Serenade for Strings…………………………. V. Kalinnikov

Simple Symphony…………………………….  B. Britten

 

Composers of the Romantic Era

The Romantic Era, which began in the late 18th / early 19th century, refers to the trend of expressing the intensity of feelings in music.  And, of course, it was at the same time that the Romanticism artistic movement flourished.

The Composers of the Romantic Era wanted to have a greater emotional impact on their audiences so they introduced richer harmonies, more dissonance and new melodic styles.

Read a full list of the Romantic Composers here >

A bit about Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony.

Composer Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten in the mid ’60s

Britten wrote the Simple Symphony, Op 4 for string orchestra in 1934, when he was 20. It was first performed by an amateur orchestra in 1934, and most noteworthy, conducted by Britten himself.

The Symphony, which he dedicated to his childhood viola teacher Audrey Alston, features eight themes composed during Britten’s childhood.

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