David Owen Norris

David Owen Norris
Music and words

Friday 9 February 2018 at 6.30PM
Rymer Auditorium

Purcell     Song of the Cold Genius from King Arthur                            

Walton     Prelude & Fugue: The Spitfire

Mendelssohn     Rondo capriccioso op.14               

Beethoven     Sonata in C sharp minor op. 27 no.2 (Moonlight)

Elgar     Concert Allegro

In a very special addition to the season, we welcome acclaimed performer and broadcaster David Owen Norris who will play and talk about music with which he has unique links.  In his hour-long recital, he will talk about his transcriptions of the pieces by Walton and Purcell, and his reconstruction of Elgar’s mighty Concert Allegro, composed in 1904, but unpublished in Elgar’s lifetime thanks to a series of musical misunderstandings which left the manuscript covered with alterations, crossings-out and paste-overs.

Acknowledged as an authority on the music of Elgar, David's is a familiar voice on BBC Radios 3 and 4, and his contributions to BBC 2's Proms Extra programmes have attracted a new audience for classical music. He is also a renowned collector of, and performer on, historic keyboard instruments.


Tickets: £10; concessions £8; students £3

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