Prometheus Orchestra

october, 2022

09oct4:00 pmPrometheus Orchestra

Event Details

Sunday 9th October 4pm

Doors open at 3.30pm

Tickets: £20.00 (10-18 years £5; Under 10s free)

Tickets available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

 

Carwithen Suffolk Suite

Pitfield Piano Concerto No.1

Vaughan Williams Greensleeves

Schubert Symphony No.6

Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow

 

Nathan Williamson piano
Matthew Andrews conductor

 

This special concert is given to celebrate the lives of the artist Norma Pitfield and two of the founders of Prometheus Orchestra, Pam Munks and Edmond Fivet CBE who have all died within the past year.

Pam gave the orchestra wonderful musical guidance, imparting with vigour and humour the knowledge gained during her distinguished career in the famous symphony and baroque orchestras of the UK and Australia.

Edmond conducted Prometheus, driving it energetically for more than a decade. Both were generous benefactors along with Liz Page and established the orchestra at the heart of Suffolk’s musical life.

Norma Pitfield was a lifelong peace campaigner and committed socialist and her uncle Thomas Pitfield inspired her politically and artistically. A pacifist, artist and distinguished composer, Thomas’ harmonious and vibrant 1st piano concerto has been specially arranged for the AJH by Nathan Williamson – who once again the orchestra welcomes as soloist. Four British compositions are featured including The Suffolk Suite, a 100th birthday tribute to Doreen Carwithen whose works the Prometheus Orchestra has championed over the years. Themes abound in this concert: Britain, Suffolk, three memorials and a birthday mixed with unstoppable, joyful Schubert and conducted by Prometheus Orchestra’s new permanent conductor, Matthew Andrews.

 

Thanks to The Pitfield Trust, The William Alwyn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation for their generous support.

Photo credit: Norma Pitfield, Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich, 1985

 

 

 

 

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall

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