Following the first two performances of our 2016-17 tour we are excited to announce the next Lavolta tour dates:
Friday 13th January: Calstock Arts, PL18 9QX. Box office: 01726 879500
Saturday 21st January: St. Endellion Church, PL29 3TP. Box office: 07787 944935
Sunday 22nd January: Dorchester Arts, DT1 1HF. Box office: 01305 266926
Saturday 25th February: Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA. Box office: 01297 442138
‘Lavolta’ - a chamber ensemble featuring vocalists Sarah Owen and Kate Westbrook together with an 11-piece band, presents a concert of outlandish and extraordinary pieces of 20th century music. Italian composer Luciano Berio's Folk Songs pays tribute to the artistry of legendary American singer, Cathy Berberian. The songs, from the United States, Armenia, France, Sicily, Sardinia, etc., were chosen from old records, printed anthologies, or collected from folk musicians and friends. William Walton’s irresistible Façade 2, also dedicated to Berberian, sets Edith Sitwell’s jaunty poetry within colourful music. Judith Weir is Master of the Queen’s Music, and her Really? is a set of three entertaining stories by J.P. Hebel and The Brothers Grimm for small ensemble and voice. The concert includes more irrepressible music by another Italian composer, Franco Donatoni, the evocative cabaret of Kurt Weill and, from closer to home, Vaughan Williams' settings of poetry by Houseman, Along the Field.
Audience reaction to Lavolta's recent performances at Quartz Festival, Taunton, and the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham.
With a big thank you to the wonderful audiences themselves!
Lavolta in action at the Quartz Festival, Taunton.