Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is pleased to present a pair of lunchtime concerts in the autumn season, offering a chance to enjoy sumptuous music of an afternoon, along with tea, coffee and cakes in the Greene Room Bar. The Lunchtime Concerts are sponsored by Gross & Co Solicitors, in association with ArtsOptions.
First up is Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall’olio on Mon 8 Oct, 1.10pm.
Anna Noakes (flute) has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Gabriella Dall’olio (harp) inspires audiences with solo recitals and chamber music concerts. Together they will bring a rainbow of colours in sound, across continents and centuries, selected from their successful recitals on the Cutty Sark in London.
Both performers are professors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire but they met about 10 years ago at the Royal Opera House performing an opera by another Trinity Laban professor, Errollyn Wallen, whose work also features in the programme, alongside works by Tchaikovsky and Jean Cras.
The next instalment will be The Rococo Ensemble on Mon 5 Nov, 1.10pm.
The Rococos specialise in performing the wonderful music of the Baroque era. Featuring performers on flute, violoncello da spalla, harpsichord and other Baroque instruments, the ensemble present a programme of music by French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (famous for the Eurovision theme tune).
The violoncello da spalla is a very rare Baroque instrument, larger than a viola, smaller than a cello, it has 5 strings and is played in the violin/viola position. It is believed that the one the ensemble have is the only one currently in the UK.
Tickets for both concerts are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/anna-noakes-gabriella-dallolio and www.theatreroyal.org/the-rococo-ensemble or visit the theatre in person.