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Skipton Camerata: Once Upon a Time

Psycho, Death in Venice, folk tales, waltzes and blues

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Adults £22 | Over 60s £20 | Under 25s £5

Bernard Herrman Psycho Suite
Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Strauss Duet-Concertino
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane
Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Mariam Adam clarinet
Linton Stephens bassoon
Sarah Paterson harp
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

Mariam Adam and Linton Stephens are the soloists in this concert of music relating to stories, cinema and dance.

They begin with two cinematic greats: the suite that Bernard Hermann made from his iconic soundtrack for the Hitchcock thriller Psycho, and the heart-rending slow movement of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony adopted by Luchino Visconti for his film Death in Venice.

Ex-principal bassoonist Linton Stephens returns with fellow Chineke! Orchestra clarinettist Mariam Adam as the soloists in the Duet-Concertino by Richard Strauss, a piece based loosely around the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Dance dominates the second half of the concert. Harpist Sarah Paterson takes the solo role in Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane before the Camerata strings take centre stage in Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra, a tour de force that juxtaposes Elizabethan dance rhythms with jazz and blues.

Skipton Camerata

Founded in 2004 by its artistic director, Ben Crick, Skipton Camerata is North Yorkshire’s only professional orchestra and is the Skipton Town Hall orchestra in residence. In 2005, the orchestra took on the name Skipton Building Society Camerata in recognition of the generous support it continues to receive from its major sponsor, Skipton Building Society.

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