The British Council, through its arts programme - Transform - and in partnership with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais and the Association of British Orchestras (ABO), together with the support of Arts Council England, is offering a space for exchange and debates on best practices of the orchestra sector in Brazil and the UK, in a three-day conference in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This event will be hosted by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, in aprtnership with the Palácio das Artes Belo Horizonte. The conference will be attended by key representatives of the sector in the UK and Brazil, including;
Gavin Reid, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra in Brazil
Since its creation in 2005, Aurora Orchestra has rapidly established itself as the most significant new British chamber orchestra in a generation, and one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, combining electrifying live performance with a uniquely creative approach to programming and presentation. Under the artistic direction of Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, Aurora has developed flourishing series at LSO St Luke’s and Kings Place, and also appears regularly at other major London venues including Southbank Centre, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.
For its visit to Brazil Aurora has created a special programme showcasing the kind of immersive 'orchestral theatre' which it has pioneered through its award-winning 'New Moves' series at LSO St Luke's.
• Britten – Prologue from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
• Ligeti – 'Dialogue' from Solo Sonata for Cello
• Barber – Excursions
• Brahms – Andante from Horn Trio in E-flat major
• Berio – Psy
• Bartok – Contrasts
• Couperin (arr. Thomas Adès) – Les baricades mistérieuses
• Hanneke Cassel (arr. Iain Farrington) – Dusky Meadow (folk fiddle medley)
• Anna Meredith – Origami Songs
• De Falla – 'Asturiana' from Seven Spanish Folk Songs
• Britten – Epilogue from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Musical Performance: 'On Paper'
Aurora Orchestra, London
Date: Monday, 28 April 2014
Time: 15.00 – 16.00
Venue: Grande Teatro - Palácio das Artes