John Adams Shaker Loops Vivian Fung String Sinfonietta Dvořák Serenade for Strings
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.
Both John Adams’ Shaker Loops and Vivian Fung’s String Sinfonietta explore sound worlds created by the multi-layered string orchestra. Shifting patterns of tension and release create powerful, elemental music, with both pieces building to explosive conclusions. Dvořák’s Serenade is one of the composer’s most popular pieces and one of the best loved pieces for string ensemble of any composer. It is lyrical, occasionally wistful, but ultimately exuberant.