Sunday 17th February 2019 - 2:30 pm
MOZART arr. Hummel - Haffner Symphony
PROKOFIEV arr. Eleanor Corr - Classical Symphony
GRIEG arr. Emil Duncumb & Eleanor Corr - Holberg Suite
Pocket Sinfonia is a unique combination of flute, violin, cello and piano. The group is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group.
Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, performed alongside pre-existing transcriptions and traditional chamber works on both modern and period instruments.
The group have performed across the UK and Norway including concerts at Universitetets Aulaen, Oslo, Asker kulturhus, Petworth Festival, Sherborne Abbey Festival, The East Devon Festival, and at the Royal Academy of Music’s Piano Festival. Other upcoming performances include Norway’s Mozart Festival performing Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne as a ‘Pocket Opera’ and at Herne Hill Festival.
Between them the members of the quartet have performed to great acclaim at venues including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Oslo Konserthus, Gamle Logen and the Sage Gateshead.