A special concert of two of famed pieces of music, one an Italian classic and the other an Argentine tango, will be coming to Rickmansworth this month.
After the success of their previous organised event in March, the Three Rivers Music Society (TRMS) are now just as proud to present a performance by Symphonia Academica, known as one of the country’s most versatile string chamber ensembles.
At the concert, which will be held at the town’s Baptist Church on the High Street on April 2, the group will be performing famed composer Antonio Vivaldi’s 1725 work The Four Seasons, one of the most well-known classical compositions of all time.
The other work they will be staging, despite the similar name of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, is something a bit different, with more of a Southern American twist. It’s composer, Astor Piazzolla, was known as the king of the Argentine Tango. He wrote the music for a cabaret sometime between 1965 and 1970.
Symphonia Academica’s artist director Peter Bussereau said that although the name does sound slightly severe, they are anything but. “We like to present musical programmes that are “accessible, bright and melodic – we give a wide berth to the turgid and obscure”.
The concert will begin at 3pm with a pre-concert talk at 2:45pm. Tickets will be £16 on the door but will be cheaper for those who book online or are members of TRMS. Those under the age of 25 go free. Further information can be found at www.trms.uk.