Nairobi Orchestra November Concert, Nov. 7-8 2015 @ Braeburn Theatre
Nairobi Orchestra is opening its 15/16 season with a couple of new works to its repertoire. Vaughan Williams’ ‘A London Symphony’ provides an opportunity for a full orchestra (including harp, cor anglais and contrabasson (not that we have one of those!)) to come together and paint a picture through music of London as it was in the early 1900s.
Rodrigo’s beautiful ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’, whilst being a new work to Nairobi Orchestra, will also mark the first time (I think) that we’ve featured the guitar as the solo instrument. We will be welcoming UK guitarist, Sam Brown, to join us in this.
UK conductor, Steve Dummer, will once again be coming to Nairobi. We have very much enjoyed working under Steve in the past (this will be his 3rd visit), his enthusiasm, encouragement and energy being the mark of his conducting style, and also the means by which he draws more musicality out of us. Those who were at the June ‘14 concerts may well remember the audience participation that he encouraged during our encore piece of the Cancan from ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’!
And we will be featuring our latest (and very long awaited) acquisition – a set of pedal timps, with the opening lines of Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, best known for its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This wonderful cocktail should provide a very enjoyable evening / afternoon of music.
Saturday 7th November 7pm
Sunday 8th November 3pm