A Classical Weekend at Yellow Arch
Classical music, the foundation for much of the music which exists in todays world, is still as powerful and relevant as ever. Although some may consider it to be something of the past, there are musicians still elevating its possibility. With this in mind, Yellow Arch are proud to present a weekend of classical exploration and discovery with a wonderful mix of fine musicians covering many of its bases.
Covering three days, we will be welcoming Chris Hawkins, Rep Orchestra, Gypsies of Bohemia, Sheffield Youth Orchestra & more to our stage for unique performances.
Fri 21st April 2017 – Doors 7:00pm
Chris Hawkins : Silent Conversations (Premiere concert)
Very special guests TBA
In 2015, Christopher Hawkins set out on a two-year journey to record a selection of well-known and lesser-known Sacred Chants – a genre which has long held his fascination, with its timeless beauty, and contemplative reach.
Hawkins ventured into sketching out 25 arrangements for solo piano. What followed was an evolution from pure piano instrumentals into more complex reimaginings, involving combinations of piano, cello, viola, and violin, alongside stunning, unembellished solo arrangements.
Teaming up with Sheffield-based producer James Bacon, Hawkins made full use of the studio’s Bösendorfer Imperial – a piano prized for its richness of sound and singing sustain.
Violinist and violist David Milsom’s instrumental skills and scholarly background bring a unique and mesmerising dimension to the work, whilst cellist Liz Hank’s soulful and sensitive performances create the ideal warmth and sense of space, inviting the listener into a world free from the pressures of modernity.
What remains, when the words of the chants are hidden? “Silent Conversations”
Christopher Hawkins – Piano, David Milsom – Violin, Tim Smedley – Cello, plus special guests.
Sat 22nd April 2017 – Doors 7:00pm
Join Rep. Orchestra, for an evening of fiery and explosive classical Music in Miniature.
Tenor soloist Glyn Herron sings a selection of songs by little known occultist composer Peter Warlock, performing a trio of dances from Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet Petrushka and premiere a brand new chamber arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s timeless Symphony no.5.
Music in Miniature
George Morton Conductor
Glyn Herron: Tenor
STRAVINSKY Two Dances from Petrushka arr. James
PETER WARLOCK The Curlew
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no.5 arr. Morton (World premier)
+ pop up performances by members of Sheffield Youth Orchestra
Sunday 23rd April – Doors 7:30pm
It gives us great pleasure to welcome back one of Yellow Arch’s favourite bands, Gypsies of Bohemia with support from The Hot Club of Clowntown, for an evening of gypsy jazz foolery and merriment.
As the UKs leading original covers band Gypsies of Bohemia pride themselves on having written at least half of their complete catalogue of original cover versions. Something of a paradox? Well that sums these guys up. These 5 musically literate, well groomed individuals can bring a party like no other to the bandstand and turn the most sophisticated of settings into an all-out guitar style rave with their inventive and superbly crafted renditions of popular contemporary songs from the modern era – whoever said you can’t polish a turd was wrong.
Advance tickets available from Party For The People – https://goo.gl/EiPulo
Under 25 day pass – £5
Early bird day pass – £9.50
Advance day pass – £15
Weekend pass – £25