Ripon’s renowned St Cecilia Orchestra is much more than just an orchestra.
At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances
Debussy’s symphonic work, La Mer, completed in 1905, is a rich and evocative depiction of the underwater realm in three poetic movements. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G was composed following a tour of the USA. The influences of American Jazz are readily apparent in the outer movements, while the serene slow movement confirms Ravel’s status as a ‘master of melody’. St Cecilia Orchestra is joined by South African born pianist, Roelof Temmingh - described by Matthew Parris in The Times as playing ‘...like a musician twice his age, with the energy and passion of youth and the precision and fluency of a much more experienced soloist.’
Ticket available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-cecilia, from Harrogate Theatre, Little Ripon Bookshop and on the door.