UWE – Green & Pleasant Lands

The University of the West of England Centre for Performing Arts present the UWE Orchestra, UWE Singers and a myriad of smaller ensembles in an afternoon of music celebrating Bristol as European Green Capital 2015, and showcasing the musical talents of its students, staff and friends.

Conductors Ian Holmes and Adrian Hull
Baritone soloist Martin Le Poidevin

The programme will include:

Fenton Theme from Blue Planet
Delius Sea Drift
Davies, Hull and Lane (world première) Variations on the folk song ‘Bristol Town’
McCartney Celebration from Standing Stone
Arnold English Dances
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Parry Jerusalem

This afternoon’s concert from the UWE Centre for Performing Arts reflects on Bristol’s role as European Green Capital 2015 through the performance of several large-scale works. From music for television, through the words of Walt Whitman’s evocative poems, to celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute, the programme takes us on a musical journey of diverse landscapes and depictions of nature, both land and sea. At the heart of the performance will be the world première of a suite of variations by UWE-based composers Maxwell Davies, Adrian Hull and Liz Lane, based around the folk song Bristol Town, transcribed 102 years ago by Vaughan Williams.

Pre-concert performances and talk

Prior to the main event at 16:30 there will be free performances of jazz and classical music in The Lantern and Foyer as well as a pre-concert talk given by Jonathan James in the main hall at 15:30 – free to concert ticket holders.

Full information on the UWE Centre for Performing Arts is available at: www.uwe.ac.uk/cpa

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