Bach to the Future

2:30PM, Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Brawn

Victoria Brawn

Bach arr.Steve Martland Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no2
Douglas Cuomo Objects in Mirror (world premiere)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no3
Stravinsky Dumbarton oaks

Diane Clark flute
Victoria Brawn oboe
Hugh Davies trumpet
David Le Page violin
David Curtis conductor

A world premiere by American composer Douglas Cuomo, best known for the title theme to ‘Sex and the City’, to mark our 21st Anniversary season, composed as a companion piece to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no2.



“I’ve written a piece for Orchestra of the Swan before, Black Diamond Express Train to Hell , which was a double concerto for cello and sampler.  This one uses the identical instrumentation to the Bach (soloists are flute, oboe, trumpet and violin, plus a turn for the harpsichord), and takes its main themes, formal construction (even down to the number of bars in each movement) and it’s overall attitude from there as well.  By trying to channel Bach in this way I’m learning a huge amount as I write this piece.” Douglas Cuomo


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Pre-concert – What’s the Score? An informal discussion David Curtis, Artistic Director : 1.30pm, Town Hall, FREE

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