Lunchtime concerts at the Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is to present a pair of lunchtime concerts in the autumn season in the Greene Room Bar.

They are sponsored by Gross & Co Solicitors, in association with ArtsOptions, and the first one takes place on Monday, October 8, at 1.10pm, featuring Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall’olio.

Anna (flute) has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Gabriella (harp) inspires audiences with solo recitals and chamber music concerts. Together they will bring a rainbow of colours in sound, across continents and centuries, selected from their successful recitals on the Cutty Sark in London.

Both performers are professors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire but they met about 10 years ago at the Royal Opera House performing an opera by another Trinity Laban professor, Errollyn Wallen, whose work also features in the programme, alongside works by Tchaikovsky and Jean Cras.

On Monday, November 5, also at 1.10pm is The Rococo Ensemble.

The Rococos specialise in performing the wonderful music of the Baroque era. Featuring performers on flute, violoncello da spalla, harpsichord and other Baroque instruments, the ensemble present a programme of music by French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (famous for the Eurovision theme tune).

The violoncello da spalla is a very rare Baroque instrument, larger than a viola, smaller than a cello, it has five strings and is played in the violin/viola position. It is believed that the one the ensemble have is the only one currently in the UK.

Pictured above are Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall’olio.

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