Deconstructing Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces

Emma Ruth
Emma Ruth

MAKE sense of Tchaikovsky on Saturday when Stantonbury Campus Theatre gives you the chance to get inside the music and explore the great composer’s themes and ideas.

Introducing Tchaikovsky is a concert designed to deconstruct the Russian’s masterpieces.

If you don’t know your concerto from your overture, let principal conductor Sian Edwards demonstrate and delight you with her fascinating approach to analysing classical music.

Serenade for Strings will be explained and then performed by Milton Keynes City Orchestra in its entirety alongside new work Amar, from Associate Composer Emma-Ruth Richards.

Tickets start at £10 and rise to £20, but under 18s pay a fiver.

The conductor will lift her baton for a 7.30pm start, call MK 558311 to book.

TWO wonderful local choirs will offer pure entertainment when they explore some of Mozart’s finest works at MK Theatre on Sunday evening.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart penned some of the greatest music ever written (although it would have been a quill gripped between his musical fingers and not one of our boring biros) and this concert showcases a feast of Mozart favourites.

Prepare to be thrilled and calmed in equal measure by the sounds of the Danesborough Chorus and Meridian Sinfonia.

Top soprano Eleanor Bowers-Jolley will excite with her Exsultate Jubilate and the Meridian Sinfonia will relax you with a performance of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

The Milton Keynes Chorale will be conducted by Tom Appleton and promise to have you humming fabulous tunes all the way home.

Call the Box Office on 0844 871 7652 to book.

THE Song Loft welcomes Herts based folk duo na-mara tomorrow as they bring their simple and precise interpretation of traditional songs to the new city.

Paul McNamara (guitar and vocals) and Rob Garcia (guitar, mandolin and mandola) have performed in folk clubs throughout the South East and beyond and are renowned for their exquisite, melodic, storytelling.

Taking songs from the French speaking world, the pair translate them into English to widen their appeal.

Middlesbrough-born Paul pens songs for the pair in the traditional style reminiscent of tunes from the British Isles, Brittany, France, Quebec, Asturias and Galicia.

Their album ‘The Bite’, was released in November 2010 and received critical acclaim from local and national folk magazines.

These two accomplished musicians have booked guest and headline slots, as well as supporting Cara Dillon, Emily Smith, Vin Garbutt and The Tannahill Weavers.

If it’s distinctive folk music you want, you’ve come to the right place.

The Song Loft, Stony Stratford 8.15pm, tickets £7.