Carmen Flores and Paul Turner

When: Wednesday 22 March, 2023

Where: Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

Swindon Recital Series Lunchtime Concert in March continues the overall theme of Bohemian Rhapsodies with compositions by Bruch, Clarke and Brahms.

Bruch’s Romance Op.85 is richly tuneful and lyrical, a deeply satisfying work that leaves its audience feeling relaxed and cosy.  The piece is said to be one of his most outstandingly beautiful creations.

Less well-known than Bruch, Rebecca Clarke was born and grew up in England.  She ‘broke the rules’ – a very Bohemian trait – as one of the first female player/composers of the early 20th Century. She was a pioneering advocate of the viola and her stunning and exuberant Sonata for Viola and Piano is a masterpiece, moving between calm, melancholy and emotional turmoil.

Brahms needs no introduction, a composer for whom gipsy music was a continual source of joy and creative inspiration.  His Hungarian Dances are among his most popular works – and the most profitable for him.

Carmen Flores has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe and has been featured on several BBC Radio broadcasts, including Radio 3’s in Tune.  She has put together this interesting programme of both well-known and lesser-known compositions and will be accompanied by Paul Turner piano.

Carmen Flores and Paul Turner appear at the Wyvern Theatre on March 22nd at 1.05pm.  Standard tickets are £7 plus administration fee of 50 pence.

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