Saturday 19th July, 7.45 pm
The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn
We’re delighted that Tasmin Little is returning to us; her last visit in 2010 was a great success and this is her first visit to Westholme – and she’s off to Australia next. She begins and ends with Beethoven, with the Kreutzer of course lasting almost forty minutes. In between, we are definitely in a pastoral and outdoor mood, just right for a sunny summer evening, with Delius’ Legende, Elgar’s two Chansons, and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending; the number one choice of all time on Desert Island Discs.
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A Op 12 No 2
Elgar Chanson de nuit; Chanson de matin
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A Op 47 (Kreutzer)
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm (free to ticket holders)
It’s always wonderful to hear Tasmin Little play, but before her recital tonight, she will also be joining Martin Roscoe “in conversation” in a pre-concert talk which promises to give us a fascinating insight to the life of one of Britain’s most popular violin players. Her recent CDs have received universal critical acclaim – her recording of The Lark Ascending with the BBC Philharmonic remained in the top 20 classical CD charts for 13 weeks. Before she and Martin play this much-loved Vaughan Williams piece for us in a version for piano and violin, join us for some glimpses into the working lives of two of the most busy and well respected musicians around.